Mission and Vision
Achieving MSU's Strategic Goals Through Robust, Interventionistic, and Holistic Advising
Over the last decade, the advising community, colleges and various associated student success leadership groups have worked to elevate and situate advising as central to achieving MSU’s student success goals.
In order to meet MSU’s 2030 goal of an 86% graduation rate with no opportunity gaps as articulated in the Strategic Plan, we must reform aspects of the undergraduate experience to increase retention. Given academic advising’s central role in student success, improving our academic advising system to better support both our advisors and students is paramount.
Academic advising as it exists at MSU works very well for many students, but our current system favors those who know how to navigate it. The overarching goal of the University Advising Initiative is to create an academic advising experience at MSU that properly supports and empowers every student we admit until they graduate.