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Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic adviser to plan their program of study.  Keeping track of one’s course of study and progress toward graduation is the responsibility of the individual student.

Students are encouraged to maintain contact with their academic advisers throughout their university career to discuss their course of study, and to go over their academic interests and career plans. Continued contact with an adviser can help students develop and maintain an academic program that is consistent with their interests and to stay on track for graduation.

Our undergraduate adviser is Rob Molinar. He is typically the primary contact for students seeking assistance.  Click his name to see his contact information, including this term’s office hours.  If his current hours are not possible for you, email him and ask for a different appointment.

Location: 707 PLC

Phone: (541) 346-1181



The Peer Advising Office

In addition to the undergraduate adviser, the department has a peer advising program available to assist students with advising. The Peer Advising Office is staffed by sociology undergraduates who have been trained to advise students on both sociology and university requirements. They assist with planning a course of study, preparing for a more productive meeting with the undergraduate adviser, and in using the university’s other resources.

The Peer Advising Office is staffed during the academic year, weeks 1 through 10 of each term.  It is not staffed during exam weeks or breaks. See the schedule posted on 706 PLC, typically by the second week of term, or contact the Sociology department office for availability. You can also check the Peer Advising Facebook page for availability updates.

A peer adviser can assist with online progress reports, help fill out the Sociology planning worksheet, and assist students with planning their future academic and professional careers. Students are urged to take frequent advantage of the services of the Peer Advising Office.

Location: 706 PLC

Phone: (541) 346-5012


If neither the undergraduate adviser nor the peer advisers are available and your question cannot wait, please contact the sociology department office for assistance.


Want to be a Peer Advisor?

Apply by week 6 of any term to be considered as a peer advisor the following term (summer excluded).  Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, be a declared Sociology major, and be able to commit to a minimum of two terms of advising, with 4-6 weekly office hours each term.  You will also earn one credit (P/NP) of Sociology independent study per term.

The application may be found on the door of the Peer Advising Office or downloaded here.

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