Our vision is to be a respected advising program that is recognized for its ability to help students understand the connections between the academic and experiential components of their undergraduate experience. As a result of our dedication to the continuous improvement of the Public Health Studies Advising program, our students will be part of a supportive community that empowers them to think critically about their choices, be comfortable with ambiguity and graduate with the knowledge of what they are passionate about and a vision for how to pursue their goals in the future.

Advising Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Health Studies Academic Advising program is to use innovative and theory-based advising approaches that help students to navigate their undergraduate experience at a liberal arts institution, think critically about their academic choices and participate in an inclusive learning environment that promotes intrinsic curiosity and service-based experiential education.  By focusing on holistic and student-centered interactions, the PHS advisers will help undergraduates to develop the skillsets necessary to build supportive interpersonal and community relationships, as well as feel empowered to engage in meaningful and lifelong self-exploration.  

Advising Program Values

  • Consistent and structured program administration.
  • Using an advising as teaching model when working with students.
  • Using theory-based & innovative advising approaches.
  • Building holistic relationships with our students. 
  • Building community for our students.
  • Supporting the personal development of our students.