Undergraduate Advising in Sociology

Sociology students can either be advised through the department by Kris Lucht Adams or the Advising Center. 

Undergraduate Coordinator:  Kris Lucht Adams
Phone #:  (503) 725-8901
Location:  Cramer Hall 217U
E-mail:  socadvising@pdx.edu

There will be no in-person drop-ins for the foreseeable future, please send an email for all inquiries to:
Kris Lucht Adams - socadvising@pdx.edu

Advising Center

Location: Undergraduate Advising Resource Center - Fariborz Maseeh Hall - Suite 360

Email sipathway@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3822

PSU Students are assigned to an advisor by the last two digits of their PSU ID numbers. 

Ben Alberts-Last two digits of ID number 00-40

Contact: Email balberts@pdx.edu

Schedule an appointment with Ben 


Last two digits of ID number 41-99-Please schedule with any advisor

Contact: Email sipathway@pdx.edu

Schedule an appointment with any S&I Advisor

Society and Identity Peer Advising Drop-Ins Available!

Peer advisors are PSU students who are selected based on their advanced experience. They have 15-minute drop-in times, and can help you:

  • Learn about graduation requirements

  • Find what you need at PSU

  • Refer to professional advisors if needed

  • Peer advisors cannot satisfy Mandatory Advising or provide signatures. 

Advising Philosophy

The Sociology department recognizes that our students seek a broad range of skills and experiences within the field. Accordingly, we aim to provide a general understanding of the discipline of sociology and to offer more advanced courses that teach intellectual tools useful for future study, satisfying careers, and informed citizenship.

New Student Orientation
New and transfer students are required to attend the New Student Orientation offered through the university. The orientation gives an overview of university and major requirements and introduces many of the opportunities and resources available on campus.

Undergraduate Advisor

During the time you are working toward your sociology degree, you should plan to meet with the Sociology Undergraduate Advisor at least twice (once during your freshman/sophomore years and another during your junior/senior years). The purpose of these sessions is to review your progress toward meeting degree requirements as well as to assist with course planning. Bring a copy of your DARS form. There are both drop-in hours and scheduled sessions available.

Faculty have regular office hours to provide information about courses and to discuss options for meeting your academic and career goals. Please review faculty interests and office hours before making your appointment in order for you to make the most of your meeting. (Please remember that these meetings are geared for exploration of your future, not to review your DARS).

There are various workshops and presentations offered throughout the year. Some of these are offered through the Sociology Department, others are through various departments in the university such as Career Services, and the Writing Center. Become familiar with these resources, they are of great assistance to our students.