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Advisors advocate for students, help in navigating higher education, and assist students in accomplishing their academic goals. Through inclusion and connection, advisors can open doors to new opportunities for self-awareness and growth, and empower students to define their roles as citizens within local and global communities.

Connect with a director or associate chair for general questions, courses, or information about professors.

For degree sheets or degree tracking, please contact our advisor, Jen Wozab.


Angela Marie Smith

Director, Disability Studies

Maile Arvin

Director, Pacific Islands Studies


Elizabeth Archuleta

Associate Chair, Ethnic Studies


Erin Graham

Associate Chair, Gender Studies

Jen Wozab

Assistant Director of Advising & Student Support

jen.wozab@utah.edu801-581-5140GC 4200 / Transform Suite (View map)

Planning with Purpose

You’ll get more out of your appointment if you prepare a little beforehand. Here’s what you should know:

As a Student, You Should Be…
  • Prepared. Before your appointment, you should review a current Degree Audit report for your declared major, make a list of questions and goals for your appointments, and bring a tentative class schedule.
  • Considerate. You should arrive on time to your appointment. If you cannot make your appointment, contact your advisor as soon as possible or reschedule online if possible. If you are 15 minutes late, you may need to reschedule your appointment.
  • Professional. Refrain from using your cell phone during your appointment if it’s a distraction. Take notes and be attentive. If you are contacting an advisor through email, please include your name and uNID.
  • Independent. Plan to attend your appointment on your own. Spouses, parents, friends, and children can be distracting.
  • Responsible. Take ownership of your education and your success. It is your responsibility to comply with university requirements and policies, monitor your Degree Audit and progress towards graduation, and accept the consequences of your academic and personal choices.
Your Advisor Will Be…
  • Attentive. They will listen to your questions and concerns.
  • Respectful. They will be considerate of your unique interests, abilities, and circumstances.
  • Accessible. They should be available for advising at a variety of times and in a variety of formats.
  • Informative. They will clearly explain degree requirements and clarify university regulations and policies. If your advisor doesn’t have an answer, they will direct you to someone who does.
  • Empowering. They will help you develop an individual course plan, refer you to campus resources, and connect you with academic and extra-curricular opportunities that support your personal and career interests.