Faculty are required to advise and counsel undergraduate and graduate students on academic matters. The Director of the VACCA Office of Student Services, who serves as the School representative for College and University functions related to undergraduate programs and activities, coordinates general advising at the undergraduate level. Individual Faculty members are responsible for providing academic advising to undergraduate students assigned to them and to other undergraduate students who seek such advice, as needed. At the graduate level, advising is conducted by the major professor of the student and the dissertation and/or thesis/masters project committee members of the student. In order to assist in student advising, Faculty members should maintain current knowledge of University, College, and School programs and requirements.