Urban Affairs Advising

About Us

The Advising Center provides guidance for all undergraduate students in the following academic disciplines:

  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Policy and Leadership
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Brookings Public Policy Minor


The mission of academic advising at UNLV is to assist students by collaborating with them in identifying and pursuing their educational goals, providing accurate and timely information, and promoting student responsibility and accountability for their academic success.

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Advising Center advisors are dedicated to the personal and academic development of our students, the advancement of the theoretical and applied body of knowledge of its disciplines, and the improvement of public policy and professional practices. Undergraduate study in the college emphasizes improvement of the quality of urban life through preparing students for professional practice in each of its disciplines. This is accomplished by participating in a dynamic partnership of interdisciplinary learning, service, and scholarship that is founded on active collaboration among students, faculty, professionals, and community members.

Academic Advisor Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain an interactive environment encouraging mutual trust and open communication.
  • Provide students with information and resources to promote academic progress.
  • Empower students to take responsibility for their academic success.
  • Stay informed of current and changing rules, regulations and program requirements.
  • Refer students to campus services relevant to their individual needs.
  • Collaborate with peers by participating in the exchange of ideas, information and philosophies through professional development.

Advisee Responsibilities

  • Regularly schedule and keep academic advising appointments.
  • Communicate openly and honestly with your academic advisor regarding issues that affect your educational goals and academic performance.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with your academic advisor by arriving on time, being prepared for your appointments and calling if you need to reschedule.
  • Take responsibility for your academic success by utilizing the tools provided. Examples include undergraduate catalogues, degree sheets, college and university websites, and academic calendars.
  • Maintain a file with relevant academic materials and follow through with your academic advisor’s recommendations.