Undergraduate Advising Center

UAC History & Mission

 

UAC History

The Undergraduate Advising Center was created 1997 under the direction of Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle. Initially called the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center, advisors saw about 1,200 students in its first year. In 2007, the name changed to reflect the mission and objectives of the center. Today, the UAC assists nearly 13,500 students in choosing a major, making schedule plans, supervising probation cases, finding academic and professional resources, and successfully advancing to a college degree.

Mission Statement

The UAC empowers all students to take ownership of their education by providing personalized, comprehensive academic advising in a supportive environment.

Diversity Statement

The UAC is committed to respecting and valuing the diversity of KU students, their perspectives, life experiences, interests, world views and cultures. We seek to foster an environment in which the dignity and unique characteristics of each individual are recognized and respected. To that end, the UAC's goal is to help all students realize their academic potential regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or parental status.


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