Peer Advisers vs Assigned Academic Adviser
HDFS Peer Advisers are undergraduate student leaders who work closely with the Undergraduate Advising staff to help new students transition and connect to the department while also serving as HDFS ambassadors. Sharing their experiences and perspectives, Peer Advisers fulfill an important role in supporting current and prospective HDFS students with resources, people, and information to help them be successful, while also providing a friendly, peer perspective to help students feel comfortable and connected within the major.
Professional advisers are your assigned HDFS Adviser, professionals in student affairs and higher education who partner with you when you enter the major through graduation from HDFS. They’re with you as you explore and navigate your college experience. Professional advisers also teach HDFS 277, Introductory Seminar in HDFS, classes and facilitate programming and outreach within the department to support student success.
Meet With Your HDFS Peer Advisers
Your HDFS Peer Advisers are available to help you learn more about the HDFS department including the student experience & perspective, involvement in HDFS and at CSU, and navigating campus systems such as RAMweb and Canvas. Visit us for a brief 5-10 minute conversation during our drop-in hours.