The School of Public Affairs is committed to supporting your academic journey by emphasizing advising and mentoring to help you identify and achieve your goals. The advisors strive to perform their duties in a professional, ethical, confidential, accurate and supportive manner, respecting student diversity and needs and always holding the individual in the highest regard. The student and advisor should accomplish this process in a spirit of shared responsibility to develop academic excellence, strong decision-making skills and self-reliance.
Academic advisors help students successfully transition to the university and make progress towards their educational goals and graduation. Advisors are part of the educational process providing academic information and guidance to help students understand curricula, policies, and procedures. Academic advising is a collaborative teaching relationship among academic advisors, students, faculty and the university community. Working with advisors, students identify academic and career goals, create and implement plans, and assume responsibility for their education. The School of Public Affairs offers service and support for our undergraduate and graduate students.