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Advising and Counseling



UNIVERSITY HONORS: UL Lafayette Honors Program

Definition/Mission of Advising

The mission of Honors Advising and Academic Counseling is to further the academic promise of our university to provide honest, helpful communication in guiding students to a successful graduation. As part of this goal, Honors Advising incorporates discussions about opportunities, transition to university life, and career and relational development and planning that correspond to educational goals.


What Advisor do I see?
Honors Academic Counselor/Advisor Major Advisor (bottom of page)
Any Honors Program Questions Degree-Specific Requirements
Contract/Honors Course Questions Adding a Minor
Career/Personal Goals Graduation
Help with Selecting a Major/Minor Changing Major
Honors Thesis Help Career Focusing
Personal or Relational Guidance  
Graduating as an Honors Student  
Grief Counseling  
Motivational Support  
Student Expectations/Responsibilities:
  •      Check your Outlook/personal emails daily
  •      Schedule appointments with Honors advisor at least once in your first academic semester
  •      Recognize when you need help and ask questions
  •      Come ready to listen and be open to alternate routes to your goals
  •      Ask for explanation when you do not understand
  •      Be independent and fully responsible for your actions
  •      Prepare for advising session by bringing any materials that you need
  •      Work with advisor to create plan to excel in the Honors Program

Advisor Expectations/Responsibilities:
  •     Provide proactive, holistic advising that approaches students in a person-centered manner
  •     Maintain confidentiality for students according to state and university standards
  •     Be knowledgeable of UL Lafayette policies, procedures, and resources
  •     Communicate necessity of merging higher education, active learning, and undergraduate research
  •     Connect students with appropriate opportunities on and off campus
  •     Review student’s overall progress in the program


By Meeting With Honors Advisors You Will Learn To:
  •     Know the advisor
  •     Utilize office hours of advisor for concerns
  •     Register for classes on time
  •     Be knowledgeable of university policies
  •     Understand additional undergraduate research opportunities
  •     Make progress toward graduation and career goals
  •     Apply undergraduate research and experiential learning
  •     Recognize opportunities to incorporate active learning into your classes
  •     Be proactive in your Honors discussions in seminar and classes
  •     Have awareness of the benefits of other campus resources
Contact Information

Appointments are on a first come first serve basis during office hours. Other times are available at student request. Please contact to cancel at least 2 hours in advance at 337-482-1202 or The same courtesy will be extended to you.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students will be contacted by university staff during their first fall semester to have an Honors Success Planning appointment. Probationary students may be contacted in the spring semester.
UPDATED Hours for Fall Semester 8/4/2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30am-11:30am; 3:30pm-5pm 8:30am-11:30am; 2pm-5pm 8:30am-11:30am; 2pm-5pm 8:30am-11:30am; 2pm-5pm


OFFICE HOURS: 8am-8:30am M-F; 1pm-2:00pm M-Th; Staff Meeting M 2:30pm-3:30pm
Direct Contact
Mr. Ryan Winters, MS, PLPC*, Advisor and Academic Counselor
Graduate Students

*PLPC: What is It? A PLPC is a provisional licensure to practice counseling and it stands for "Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor." In this role, the PLPC is required to gather 3,000 hours of direct and indirect counseling experience to maintain provisional licensure and attend weekly supervisory sessions with a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S.) In the role of Advisor, career counseling and grief counseling are usually the furthest scope of practice, although during crisis or other event for assistance beyond career focus, a one session Solution-Focused Brief Therapy can be used prior to directing a student to a more in-depth mental health resource on campus such as Counseling and Testing. If you would like to know more about how to become a counselor, please contact the Counselor Education department at UL Lafayette for more information.

Other Tools, Resources, and Recommendations:
Office Phone Number
Ombudsman (Student Rights/Attorney) 337-482-6373
Transfer Office 337-482-2059
Office of First Year Experience 337-482-5424
Academic Success 337-482-6818
Counseling and Testing 337-482-6480
Disability Services 337-482-5252
TRIO/SSS 337-482-6828
Admissions 337-482-6467
Registrar’s Office 337-482-6291
Scholarship Office 337-482-6515
Financial Aid 337-482-6506
Career Center 337-482-1444
Housing 337-482-6471
Student Health Center 337-482-1328
Athletics 337-482-5195
University Police 337-482-6447
**Dean of Students 337-482-6276
Campus Diversity 337-482-6464
International Affairs 337-482-6819

Major Advisor

Please check with your respective major advisor in advance to schedule an appointment. Your major advisor information can be found on ULink under the Students tab. Additionally, a list of Honors Faculty can be found in the link below:

Click Here for List of Honors Advisors