From the day you enroll at Clark until the day you graduate, you’ll benefit from an exceptional degree of mentorship, guidance, and support.
First-Year Success Advising
A month or so before you start at Clark, you will meet your first-year success adviser, who will meet with you to discuss your interests before you sign up for classes.
Throughout the semester, you can reach out to your adviser for questions and to get the help you need so you can be successful at Clark.
Faculty advising starts in your first semester at Clark, when you take a First-Year Intensive course. Your professor becomes your first-year adviser, providing guidance until you declare a major.
Once you declare a major, your faculty advising will shift to a major faculty adviser, who can provide in-depth insight and help you design an educational program relevant to your future career.
Some of the key decisions you will make with the help of your faculty adviser include:
- Choosing courses both to meet Clark’s academic requirements and to support your intellectual growth
- Clarifying which academic and career pathways best fit your interests and abilities
- Determining what you will do after Clark, be it graduate school or a career path
Office of Identity, Student Engagement, and Access
The Office of Identity, Student Engagement, and Access (IDEA) offers study groups, peer mentoring, advising, and more to first-generation college students and students who identify as African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American, Native-American, or multiracial.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students office can help address any concerns you may have, whether personal or academic. Student Affairs staff members are prepared to help you with physical and mental health services, residential life, leadership opportunities, emergency loans, student records, leaves of absence, course withdrawals, matters concerning your University status, and more.