Directors of Undergraduate Study (DUS)
Directors of Undergraduate Study in each department are available to answer questions about the advising system and the undergraduate major. If you find it's necessary to change faculty advisors, simply request a new assignment from your department's DUS.
Faculty advisors are often the first faculty that students meet on a personal basis. They can help you choose courses, identify research opportunities, and assist with issues pertaining to their fields of study.
Graduate and professional schools require letters of recommendation, so building a strong relationship with college faculty is one of the best ways to prepare for recommendation letter requests. Students should cultivate these relationships early in their academic career. Appointments can be made with faculty advisors by going to office hours or contacting faculty directly through email. Check the Human Ecology faculty directory for a faculty listing in each department.
College Counselors in the Office of Student and Career Development
Counselors in the Office of Student and Career Development can help students explore and define personal, academic, and career goals; obtain an overview of college and university programs; become informed about college policies and graduation requirements; identify resources for academic and career planning, and provide study abroad advising. These counselors are also available for specific career planning, in medicine and health, law, business, and design.
College Counseling Staff
Academic Support Services
If you find yourself struggling in a course, there are people available to talk with you.
Start by speaking with the professor of the course. If you have a TA, talk with that individual. Your faculty advisor or a counselor in the Student and Career Development Office may also be able to help. Other resources include: