The advisory program is designed to bring all full-time faculty and participating staff into a closer relationship with a small group of about 10 students. Advisors listen and advise, mentor and advocate, comfort and challenge. The faculty advisor prays with and for his/her students, engages the group in discussion of community issues, and educates the group about BA's values and virtues.

Advisors also serve as an academic advisor, helping students with course selection, monitoring their academic performance, and offering advice on balancing workload and time pressure. Ultimately, it is the faculty advisor who brings accountability to the idea that all of BA's students will have individual attention.