The following values guide academic advising at Rutgers-Camden:

  • Student success
  • Mutual respect
  • Empathy
  • Open communication
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Personal and professional accountability
  • Relationship building.


Rutgers-Camden aspires to be recognized for providing academic advising that serves as a vital source of knowledge and shapes student learning, development, and success.


Academic advising at Rutgers-Camden is a collaborative process among students, staff, and faculty designed to empower students to develop educational plans consistent with their values, interests, and goals through which they become committed to their own success.

Advising Outcomes

Through engagement in the shared relationship that defines the academic advising partnership at Rutgers-Camden, students will demonstrate learning, engagement, and achievement in the following areas:

Personal Development

  • Embrace self-discovery
  • Understand strengths and values as they relate to their academic, career, and life goals
  • Become independent, self-directed learners with the ability to advocate effectively for themselves
  • Understand the importance and value of higher education to their futures
  • Embody responsible citizenship by respecting individual differences and broadening their perspectives
  • Set realistic goals consistent with their strengths, values, and interests

Educational Planning

  • Understand major, general education, degree, and graduation requirements
  • Become knowledgeable about and responsible for relevant university policies, procedures, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Develop a realistic educational plan
  • Explore connections between academic and career interests and examine ways to incorporate experiential learning opportunities into the educational plan

Campus and Community Resources

  • Learn to successfully navigate the Rutgers-Camden campus and its processes
  • Become familiar with and use campus and community resources in order to optimize their undergraduate experience

Relationship Building

  • Understand and respect the roles of advisor and advisee in the advising relationship
  • Be involved in campus and community activities as a way to build and sustain lasting personal and professional relationships
  • Actively connect with faculty, staff, and students in and outside the classroom

Experiential Learning and Opportunities

  • Apply what they are learning in the classroom through engagement in campus-based and community-based learning experiences
  • Explore and participate in opportunities to enrich understanding of diversity in a local and global context