The College of Arts and Sciences assigns a faculty mentor for each of your majors and minors to help you understand program-specific requirements, internship opportunities and your post-graduation educational and occupational goals.
A positive working relationship with faculty can be one of the most valuable experiences you have at Saint Louis University. Our faculty are committed to excellence and to the personal success of our students. They’ll work with you to develop a curriculum plan that is individualized and specific to your personal and professional goals.
In order to assure that you are making progress in completing the requirements for your major and minor, you should plan to meet with your faculty mentors and advisers each semester, prior to registering for classes.
Log into Banner Self Service and access the Student menu, then select Student Records>View Student Information. Select a term and click Submit.
The General Student Record will appear. Click “Go to All Advisor Listing.” This will generate a list of all of the individuals linked to your student account as advisers and faculty mentors.
If no names are listed, contact the Arts and Sciences Office of Academic Advising.
Go to People Finder to locate phone numbers and campus addresses for University faculty and staff. PeopleFinder is also located on the Tools tab in mySLU.
Start with an email message to your faculty mentor or a departmental representative in which you briefly provide information about yourself (full name and Banner ID), and a statement of your educational and professional goals. Request an appointment with your mentor. A sample email is available in the Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Student Handbook.
Be sure to verify the location of your mentor's office prior to the appointment and arrive promptly. Come to the meeting prepared with a list of discussion items. Take note of important information that is discussed with your faculty mentor.
Review the information provided by your faculty mentor on the requirements for your
major or minor.
Create a faculty mentor binder which you can use to store all information provided to you by your mentor. Include information about all exemptions and exceptions made by your department.
Bring your binder to your meetings with your academic advisor. Review your curriculum plan and assess your progression toward graduation.