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The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is located on East Campus (see on map) and oversees academic advising for Duke students until they declare their major during sophomore year.

Contact Us

Hours: 9:00-4:00 ET, Monday-Friday
Phone: 919-684-6217

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Mission Statement

The Academic Advising Center supports Duke University’s mission to provide students with a superior liberal arts education, attending to their intellectual growth and to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities. The AAC supports this mission by encouraging students to utilize a broad array of advising resources that can help them identify and pursue their academic interests and personal goals. In particular, the AAC supports the work of college advisors to establish strong advising relationships in which students identify opportunities to grow as learners and citizens and to embrace the value of a liberal arts education. In this role, the AAC strives to help college advisors endorse and model an appreciation of different perspectives, backgrounds, and identities as an integral part of a rigorous and inclusive learning environment. 

Our mission emphasizes and incorporates, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which are core values of the Academic Advising Center. We strive to create an advising system for students that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful, and that contributes to all students' feelings of belonging and recognition of their whole selves at Duke.