Professional and faculty advisors work with students from diverse backgrounds and with many different life experiences. It is important for advisors to be informed about cultural, health, financial, social, and economic forces that might affect a student in an educational setting.
The following information is outlined to help advisors become informed and guide students toward specific resources.
UO Offices or Programs that specialize in working with specific student populations
The links below should be the start of a lifelong learning process. It is not possible for three or four articles to summarize broad cultural movements. Nor is it possible to be fully prepared to work with all of your students after a few days or weeks of background reading. It is best to commit to reading about emerging issues (the increase in international students at US institutions, for example) or current events throughout your career as an advisor.
National links and resources that address critical issues for working with unique student populations
Students with Disabilities
Native American students