The mission of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Academic Services is to provide information about the academic requirements of the Franklin College, the University of Georgia, and the University System of Georgia and academic resources at the University of Georgia. Advisors foster an environment of trust, respect, and mutual responsibility, while encouraging students to develop an appreciation for the enduring value of the liberal arts experience. Advisors educate students about the unique challenges and diverse possibilities at a large university. Students are encouraged to use resources effectively and to engage in a process of exploration and self-discovery that ultimately will lead to the realization of their academic and professional goals.