Advising Handbook Introduction

Introduction to Academic Advising in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences

The College of Humanities and Natural Sciences is dedicated to nurturing students’ intellectual, personal, and professional development through faculty-led academic advising.  Recent research clearly demonstrates that academic advising is crucial to students’ academic success, contributes to their over-all satisfaction with their undergraduate experience, and helps them reach their academic and professional goals/aspirations in a meaningful and timely fashion.  

Each student in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences works with a faculty academic advisor in their major(s) and their minor(s) throughout their academic career at Loyola University New Orleans.  Faculty advising assignments are made by Department Chairpersons in consultation with the faculty member and each department in the College has a faculty point-person to assist with advising issues.   

This handbook is intended to assist faculty in their role as advisors by familiarizing them with the expectations of advisors, the academic rules and regulations of the University, as well as the various resources at the University available to students.

The College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Dean’s Office realizes the centrality of academic advising to student success and is eager to assist both faculty advisors and their students with any issues they may encounter.  Academic advising workshops will be offered throughout the course of the academic year and individualized tutorial sessions on advising can also be arranged. Please do not hesitate to call or come by the office (Bobet 202 x3244) with any questions or concerns you have concerning advising and the academic policies of the College.  

Dean’s Office Staff:

In order for academic advising to be successful, it is crucial that faculty advisors understand program requirements and the University regulations, and are also familiar with the resources to assist in academic advising.  

Please pay special attention to issues regarding student confidentiality.  It is your responsibility to know and abide by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  For detailed information concerning FERPA, please see the following website: If you have any questions concerning FERPA laws, please contact Kathy Gros, Director of Student Records (x3239).


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