Policy Number: D09.0
Policy Name: Undergraduate Academic Advising

I. Introduction

The university will provide every matriculated, degree-seeking, undergraduate student comprehensive academic advising.

II. Purpose of Academic Advising

The goal of academic advising is to engage and empower each undergraduate student to make decisions that positively advance their educational, professional, and personal objectives. Academic advising will assist students with:

Additionally, advising is provided by faculty advisors in partnership with the academic advisors in the college.

III. Oversight and Responsibility for Academic Advising

The Deans, with the assistance of their delegated lead for advising, are responsible for oversight of academic advising, and ensure that both coordination within the colleges (or in academic units outside the college structure), and resources in the form of trained personnel are in place to provide these services.

The Office of the Provost, through the director of the Institute Advising Office, provides strategic leadership to ensure consistent undergraduate advising services and resources across the university.

IV. Academic Advising Expectations

Undergraduate students will have access to a wide range of advising resources and services at RIT. Academic advising services in each academic unit or college will minimally include the following:

V. Student Responsibilities

Responsible Offices: Academic Senate, Institute Advising Office, Office of the Provost

Inquiries may be directed to:

Staff Assistant
2106 Eastman Hall

Institute Advising Office
1202 Eastman Hall

Effective Date: Approved 1975

Policy History:
Edited August 2010
Unpublished May 2013
Revised April 24, 2014