Organizational Considerations for Advisors

Student organizations must give the following considerations to their advisors:

  • The leaders of the organization are expected to consult advisors well in advance of all activities and obtain their approval before plans are finalized. Advisors may refuse to approve any activity that they believe is not consistent with the university mission, policy, or procedure, or is not in the best interest of the organization and/or its members.
  • The organization is expected to keep the advisor informed of all organization business. A calendar of events for the entire semester is to be given to the advisors; also, two weeks before an event, a personal invitation is to be extended to the advisor. It is an expectation that advisors are welcome to attend any meeting (committee or executive meetings included) at any time.
  • The organization is expected to pay babysitting fees for advisors who need this service in order for them to attend an activity for the organization; food, travel, and lodging must also be paid for advisors and spouses when attending out-of-town events and off-campus functions with their organization.
  •  Students are expected to recognize the major responsibilities of an advisor and coordinate all activities of the organization with the advisors.