Academic Advising in The Department of Art is a partnership between students and the Department Faculty. Advisors engage students in their educational planning, teach them how to navigate college and university resources, and encourage them to take responsibility for decisions about their academic progress. Additionally, the academic advisor supports the mission of the Department and each academic area through providing academic advising and administrative support. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice president for diversity and a dedicated staff. Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.