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Academic Advisement Mission Statement

Academic Advising is a teaching and learning process dedicated to student success.  Our function is to TEACH, GUIDE and SUPPORT students and other stakeholders in the University Community.

Academic Advisors at Southern Illinois University are:

  • Educators and mentors
  • Interested in the academic and professional development of students
  • Knowledgeable about University, College, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Referral agents to help students access relevant campus resources
  • Accessible to advisees via office hours, telephone, and e-mail
  • Exhibiting the importance of lifelong learning to students
  • Problem solvers

Academic Advisors encourage their advisees to:

  • Be proactive in pursuit of their education
  • Take personal responsibility for their decisions and actions
  • Seek, comprehend and follow policies and procedures related to graduation requirements by consulting their academic departments, Colleges, and the University Catalog
  • Integrate degree requirements with co-curricular, leadership, and career development opportunities

Academic Advisors work collaboratively:

  • To educate students about their roles in the advising process
  • To educate the campus community about the advising process