Academic advising plays an important role in the development of our students beginning with the transition from high school to college and throughout their college experience.  Academic advisors are one of the few sustained relationships with the college and the quality of this relationship is important for student success and engagement. Results from the national 2020 NSSE student survey (see below) of first year and senior year students suggests that the quality of academic advising is crucial to student success and engagement.

While our conversations with advisees change as students move through the curriculum and engage in new opportunities, at the heart of advising are several core conversations that ensure that they are on the right path to graduate and that they have engaged in meaningful conversations about life beyond college.  

As an advisor, you are not expected to know all the ins and outs of every major, minor or program or policy. You are not expected to know all the details about how to petition for an exception to policy, or what happens if a student misses a deadline, but you should know where to find that information. Also, you should be able to direct the student to any resources on campus they need to help them become successful. The aim of this webpage is to provide information that may be useful as you work with your advisees. On the pages that follow, you will find a list of contacts for more information about a wide variety of topics and then specific information about each major and program we offer.

Thank you for your willingness to serve and advise our students!