Advising is a collaborative education process whereby you and your advisors are partners in meeting essential learning outcomes, promoting your academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of your personal, academic, and career goals.
Each student is assigned an academic adviser who provides counsel on course selection, curriculum checklists, degree progress and information on RIT services and policies. Advisors, based on their expertise, guide their engaged and responsible advisees in their educational and advising experiences.
Each student is also assigned a faculty advisor who provides research, career and graduate school guidance. Faculty advisors are experts in their academic discipline, having taught, researched and published in their scientific field.
Your advisors, both academic and faculty, are important partners in your educational journey. You can locate your advisor’s names on the “Advisors” tile in Student Information System (SIS). Click on the “details” link to find out additional information about the advisors, such as their role and email address.
The University Advising Office is an excellent resource for general questions related to academic advising at RIT. If any member of the RIT community—student, faculty, or staff—needs assistance with advising related issues, the University Advising Office is a great resource. If you are unsure of who your advisor is or have general advising questions we are here to help you.