After you declare, you will be assigned in Axess to a faculty advisor who is affiliated with STS. Students who have a pre-existing relationship with an STS-affiliated faculty member, and would like to request them as their advisor, must receive a signature of permission from that faculty member in order to be re-assigned. The role of your faculty advisor is to serve as an intellectual mentor. You should be proactive in scheduling an annual appointment with your advisor during their office hours to discuss your academic interests, goals and challenges. You are also encouraged to meet with your advisor to discuss research and other academic opportunities.