Who is My Assigned Advisor?

All Southern students have a designated Academic Advisor.

DURING YOUR FIRST SEMESTER: You are advised by your INQ 101 instructor during your first semester only. This advisor will help you navigate your first semester at Southern and meet with you to discuss courses for your second semester.

You will receive their contact information on the first day of your INQ class (if not slightly before). They will also let you know how to schedule an appointment if you'd like to meet individually. You can also look up their contact information by using the Southern Directory. 

 

AFTER YOUR FIRST SEMESTER: If you have a declared major, you will be assigned to a new academic advisor within your major department by the start of your second semester. If you are Exploratory, you will be assigned to an AAC Advisor in the Department of Academic Advising. At the start of your second semester, you can check the top section of your Degree Evaluation to see who your new advisor is. If you do not see someone listed at that time, please contact the Department Chair of your major department.

 

You are advised by an assigned faculty or staff member within your academic department. This advisor is your go-to person for all things within your major, including course registration.

Check the top section of your Degree Evaluation to see who your advisor is. Once you have their name, you can look up their contact information by using the Southern Directory. If you are unable to get in touch with your advisor, please contact the Department Chair of your major department.

You are advised by the Exploratory AAC Advisor or the AAC Advisor aligned with your area of interest. This advisor will support you through your major exploration process and help you choose the appropriate courses to keep you on track to earn your degree.

Check the top section of your Degree Evaluation to see who your advisor is. Once you have their name, you can look up their contact information by using the Southern Directory. 

ALL STUDENTS:  In addition to the support you'll receive from your assigned advisor,  the Department of Academic Advising offers a full range of services through our Academic Advising Centers (AACs), including but not limited to support for students who are experiencing challenges that are impacting their academic success, struggling in current major(s) and/or exploring majors, and who need help navigating University curriculum, policy and/or procedure. Visit "Academic Advising Centers" to learn more.