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The mission of academic advising in the Department of Biobehavioral Health is to engage students in developing a plan to realize their educational, career and life goals. Our mission is based on the following Core Values:

  • We strive to establish a reciprocal relationship with students based on an ethic of mutual regard, respect and shared responsibility.
  • We strive to foster a culture of self-reliance.
  • We strive to support students in their efforts to make informed and responsible decisions, and to develop lifelong learning and self-management skills.
  • We strive to help students establish realistic goals and objectives and encourage them to be responsible for their own progress and success.