University of Southern Indiana

What Is an Advisor?

Your Advisor is here to help you with your educational, professional, and personal goals. We can guide you to resources and help you to develop an academic plan that meets your needs, interests, and abilities. 

When you have questions or issues, please come see us!! If we can't help you, we will guide you to the people or offices that can help you.

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable about and communicate the requirements of academic programs in CNHP and the USI Core curriculum
  • Monitor students' progress towards admissions and degree completion
  • Be available to meet with students
  • Treat all students with respect and respond to their individual needs
  • Refer students to appropriate resources 
  • Involve students in their own academic process, including self-reflection and the exploration of options and resources

Student Responsibilities:

  • Understand the importance of advisors
  • Seek out advisors and university resources on a regular basis
  • Keep their advisor informed about their academic issues and challenges
  • Schedule, prepare for, and attend advising appointments
  • Know and understand the requirements of their degree program
  • Ask questions!!!
  • Take final responsibility for making their own decisions according to the best information and advice available

Our Mission:

The mission of the Advising Center is to provide academic advising services to first year students and pre-majors in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The Advising Center supports students’ transition to the USI community, while enabling them to develop academic plans that are in keeping with their needs, interests, and abilities. The Advising Center empowers students to take charge of their educational careers through collaborative mentoring relationships between advisors and students.  


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