In October 2004, this group was granted commission status, becoming the Liberal Arts Advisors Commission. The Liberal Arts Advisors Interest Group was initially created to promote an understanding of the liberal arts education and to serve as a resource for advisors, administrators, faculty, and the external community. In 2017, the group name became changed to an Advising Community.
Liberal Arts refers to a broad-based education in a variety of disciplines whose emphasis is on understanding humanity from multiple perspectives (e.g. history, literature, philosophy, psychology) while developing the skills of critical thinking, analytical reasoning, oral and written communication and problem solving with the aim of developing an educated individual who respects diversity and accepts global responsibility. In an ever-changing world, liberal arts majors offer an opportunity for breadth and depth of study while producing flexible, well-rounded individuals with an understanding of life-long learning. It is our mission to develop and provide the necessary resources to advise effectively in this environment.