Advising at SPU
At SPU, each student is part of an academic advising team: you, your faculty advisor(s), and your academic counselor.
Each member of your team plays an important role in supporting your journey at SPU, finding success, and navigating any challenges as they arise. It’s important to familiarize yourself with each person on your team and understand what your role is as the leader of your academic experience. And it’s up to you to take responsibility for your progress and for meeting all academic and graduation requirements. We are here to help guide you!
Connect with your advising team!
Your faculty advisor is your primary academic advisor and is assigned to you based on the major (and minors) that you are pursuing. Your faculty advisor’s name is listed at the top of your Degree Check in Banner. Find out more about how your faculty advisor can assist you.
Connecting with your faculty advisor
- Find your faculty advisor contact information by looking up the name in White Pages or by finding the faculty member on the department website.
- Email your faculty advisor to ask how best to connect for your advising meeting.
Your academic counselor is assigned by your last name and provides additional academic support to you and your faculty advisor throughout you time at SPU, from New Student Advising to your Graduation.
Connecting with your academic counselor
- Your academic counselor's name is listed at the top of your Degree Check in Banner. You’ll find it listed below your faculty advisor’s name.
- Contact your academic counselor for an appointment by clicking on their name on the Academic Counselors page.