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About the Center for Advising and Retention


The mission of CAR is to promote the success, retention, and progression of undergraduate students by effectively advising and assisting them along their educational journey by connecting them to resources and tools that support their academic and professional goals.


The CAR aspires to be recognized as an essential resource to the University as a model of efficient and consistent academic advising that promotes student learning, engagement, development and builds collaborative relationships. CAR will continuously serve as an effective component of the success, retention and graduation of Clayton State University students.


The Center for Advising and Retention believes in the following principles and values. These values guide the work and practice of the advisor and reflect the beliefs the group holds in common.

  • Mutual Respect
  • Accuracy & Consistency
  • Communication
  • Integrity/High Professional Standards
  • Compassion
  • Discipline and Hard work
  • Commitment to the Individual Student
  • Intentional and purposeful work and progress