The Student Advising and Mentoring Center (SAM Center) was established in 2002 to accommodate academic advising of undergraduate students and to provide mentoring programs for all students to help them succeed in their academic programs. A cadre of faculty and professional advisors is available to help students with the planning and execution of their academic pursuits. Students have access to trained, expert advisors who can explain all aspects of the academic experience. Advisors become students’ guides through their tenure at the University. The SAM Center offers a wide variety of mentoring programs for all students, such as study skills, GRE preparation, and an inspirational lecture series by successful professionals. The SAM Center designs programs to help individual students and works directly with faculty and administrators to help students with individual classes.