Academic Advising in the SSC

Advising Appointments 

Students can access their SSC Academic Advisor in person, on Microsoft Teams, by phone, or by email. Students can find out who their Academic Advisor is in Self-Service or the Beacon platform. Additionally, students can make an appointment by visiting our Schedule and Advising Appointment page. Appointments cannot be made less than 24 hours in advance.

Please contact your SSC Academic Advisor with any questions or comments. Students who have an assigned faculty advisor are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor. However, students can seek additional academic advising support from the SSC. 


What is Academic Advising?

An educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (National Academic Advising Association, 2004).

Academic Advising in the Student Success Center (SSC) supports students in taking ownership of their educational journey. Our advisors work with students to integrate their interests, values, and academic and professional goals into this journey. We assist students in considering all the different major and minor options at Bellarmine and can recommend out-of-class opportunities (internships, learning abroad, student research, and much more).

Our advising team also partners with the Career Development Center to support the major and career exploration process. Course catalogs, class schedules, and academic policies and procedures can be found at the Registrar's Office.

Mission Statement for Academic Advising in the SSC


SSC academic advisors support and teach students how to take ownership of their educational experience through academic, personal and professional advising in order to foster success at Bellarmine University.


To deliver transformative academic advising that is:

  • student-centered
  • committed to excellence
  • rooted in inclusivity and integrity

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Advising in the SSC

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to articulate their role in the academic advising experience. 
  2. Understand how to approach each semester in a holistic way, including academic, personal and professional topics.
  3. Understand specific degree requirements, including major, minor and general education courses, to progress toward graduation.

For academic advising questions, contact the Associate Dean of Academic Advising Lory King, 502.272.8061.