Mission and Vision

Guided by the fundamental principle that all students have the potential to earn a degree, academic advisors at K-State build trusting relationships with students, helping them navigate degree requirements, make meaning of the college experience, and plan for post-graduation experiences. Advisors teach students skills for self-understanding and agency, adapt their approach to each student, and connect students to resources.


At Kansas State University, academic advising promotes student learning and success by teaching and connecting all students to curricular and co-curricular opportunities and support.

K-State Advising Expectations

K-State’s decentralized academic advising system is unified by a shared set of academic advising expectations. The colleges will meet these expectations through their academic advisors, student success centers, required orientation courses, or dean’s offices. These expectations are framed by what academic advisors should know, do, and value.