Stetson University

Student Resources and Services


Academic Advising at Stetson encompasses a comprehensive support network of faculty advisors, Advising Center staff, peer leaders, and other administrative staff. The central mission is to empower students with the necessary information, resources and support to explore a full range of opportunities for academic achievement and personal fulfillment and the realization of their highest potential. Program hallmarks include personalized faculty advising and mentoring, a supplementary Advising Center, a comprehensive online advising handbook called "Advising Matters," advanced degree audit technology, and a peer leader support team.

Stetson's Excellence in Faculty Advising Award


The process of academic and career advising is a valued activity, At Stetson University, advisors embody the values of the university and should be recognized for their contributions to the university community. Stetson University's Excellence in Faculty Advising Award recognizes faculty who demonstrate excellence in advising undergraduate students.

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Faculty Advising

With an emphasis on personalized instruction and support, faculty mentoring is at the core of academic advising at Stetson. All students are a assigned a "primary adviser" who works individually with them to provide guidance in a number of areas including course selection, major requirements, progress toward degree completion, post-graduation planning, etc. Students who have declared a major are assigned a primary advisor within that field; while those who have yet to declare are matched with a specially-designated "Discovery Advisor."

Advising Center - Schedule An Appointment Now!

Conveniently located in the Office of Career Development and Academic Advising, the Advising Center at Stetson offers supplemental advising support to students. With a focus on Discovery advising, Advising Center staff work individually with students to provide guidance regarding major selection, General Education requirements, academic policies and procedures, and student success resources. While visiting the Advising Center, students also have the opportunity to consult with Career Development staff and take advantage of the many helpful Career Development resources available in our shared office.

To schedule an appointment with an Advising Center specialist, please call 386-822-7315 or send an email to Walk-ins are welcome Monday - Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Cindy Oakley-Paulik, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Ariele Brown, Advising Specialist (May - September)
Gina-Marie Francolino, Advising Specialist

Advising Matters Website

The Advising Matters website is a comprehensive online advising handbook providing students and faculty quick access to important information and advice. This online resource can help students make well informed decisions about which classes to take, how to choose a major, and how to handle difficulties that arise both academically and in the wider realm of life at the University.

Degree Audit Software

Degree Audit is a web-based tool empowering students with the ability to monitor their progress toward degree completion, view 'what if' scenarios for possible changes to a major/minor, and calculate hypothetical GPA outcomes. For more information regarding Degree Audit and video tutorials please visit the Degree Audit Training website.

Peer Leaders

Upper-division, peer leaders meet with first-year students periodically to remind them of important academic deadlines and policies, help them enroll in classes on Banner and perform degree audits, and refer them to advising and student success resources as needed.

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