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Advising and Resources Center

Supporting All Students for


The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) Advising and Resources Center (ARC) is an innovative academic program designed to improve “student success” – a primary mission of Fresno State. ARC is comprised of professional advisor/counselors, counseling interns, peer advisors, and clerical staff who are all committed to supporting students and to helping them achieve success by:

  • Establishing a positive relationship with students, faculty, and staff based upon trust and respect - maintaining a positive regard for all individuals;
  • Being readily available to assist all CSM students throughout the entire year;
  • Maintaining and providing accurate information about the various majors under the College of Science and Mathematics;
  • Assisting students to access available academic resources;
  • Developing programs (i.e. workshops, STEM career fairs, and parent conferences) that will enhance the student academic experience as well as career preparation;
  • Working together with our faculty to assure student success;
  • Valuing the diversity of our student population;
  • Maintaining ethical practices;
  • Proactively assisting students who may be “at risk” (i.e. directing them to use tutoring, supplemental instruction, and other resources) within their respective majors;
  • Implementing best practices in advising;
  • Building, maintaining, and nurturing a dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff; and
  • Working in collaboration with all CSM departments and across-campus student services to improve or enhance the coordination of services.