The Honors Program provides students with consistent, personalized advising. Students in the program will meet with the same advisor each semester and will have the opportunity to meet with their advisor on a regular basis. Honors advisors monitor student progress and intervene when students have needs and/or when opportunities arise in which a student may have an interest.
There are two types of advisors in the Honors Program: Honors Advisors and Faculty Advisors.
- The Honors Advisor is the primary advisor for incoming freshmen Honors students and for Honors students who have not yet selected a major. All Honors students are required to meet with their Honors Advisor prior to the beginning of each semester to discuss plans for registration. First semester freshmen are required to meet with their Honors Advisor at mid-semester to discuss their academic progress. If a student is considering changing majors, withdrawing from or adding a class, or making other changes to their academic plan, they should always consult their Honors Advisor before making the changes to be sure that they have obtained necessary permissions and that the Honors Program has accurate records regarding their academic progress. Finally, students beginning their senior year in the program should contact their Honors Advisor to initiate their graduation application.
The Honors Advisor is a good resource for exploring opportunities in general education, selecting an academic major, and for information about opportunities for academic enrichment. Students interested in study abroad, service learning and national scholarship competitions should consult with their Honors Advisor about these opportunities.
Honors students who experience problems or who have questions or concerns about their program should contact their Honors Advisor for assistance. The Honors Advisor attempts to give each student personal attention and to help resolve problems as they arise. However, students are expected to take the initiative in seeking necessary assistance.
- Each Honors student will be assigned a Faculty Advisor in the department in which they plan to major. The Faculty Advisor assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans. The Faculty Advisor will work with the student to help define the student's educational goals, design an appropriate path for achieving them, and help coordinate upper-Division honors courses (including undergraduate research, honors thesis, and internship experience) with degree or major requirements. During the second semester of the sophomore year, the student and Faculty Advisor will work together to develop an Honors Academic Plan for the student.