Pittsburg State University ensures a high quality of academic advising by maintaining that all academic advisors should:
Post appropriate office hours and ALWAYS make time for students a priority during these hours and at other times as the advisor is available.
Assist students in understanding all degree requirements including institutional, departmental, course sequencing and other pertinent information.
Never give out an advisement number without adequate contact with, and advisement of, each individual student.
Be proactive throughout the advisement process by initiating contact with advisees to communicate requirements, deadlines and to discuss their educational plan.
Learn to access and use enrollment information on the GUS System.
Project that you genuinely care about students by serving as a resource to help them clarify life, career and academic goals.
Know about and make referrals to support services as appropriate.
Be aware of policies, requirements, resources and materials necessary for student's academic progress and achievement.
A student's academic advisor is assigned by the department of the student's major area of study. A studet may find out who has been assigned as his/her advisor by contacting the department of major or by accessing the Degree Audit in the Gorilla User System.