Faculty Advisor Guidelines

1. promote an environment that is intellectually stimulating and free of harassment by being supportive, equitable, accessible, encouraging, and respectful;

2. recognize and respect the cultural backgrounds of students, and when appropriate connect them with different campus or professional organizations, such as (but not limited to) Asian Culture Center, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center, LGBTQ+ Center, First Nations Educational & Cultural Center, La Casa, SACNAS, or Geolatinas;

3. be sensitive to the power imbalance in the student–advisor relationship while in the office, lab or the field, especially if there are different social, cultural, economic, or geographic differences involved;


Fieldwork raises many sensitive issues. Please review the following paper.

Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, their supervisors and institutions