Removal of an Advisor

The Department of Student Activities reserves the right to remove an advisor from his or her role with a student organization should circumstances require such action. Grounds for removal of an advisor include but may not be limited to:

  • Inappropriate behavior and/or language
  • Behavior that violates University policy and/or procedure
  • Direct knowledge of hazing incidents and/or failure to report such incidents
  • Direct knowledge of, advocacy for, and/or participation in illegal activities and/or behavior
  • Behavior resulting in unreasonable and/or unnecessary risk for students

Student organizations may have the right to remove an advisor from his or her role with the organization. Should a student organization believe it is in the best interest of the organization to remove an advisor, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Student organization leadership meets with the advisor to address and explain any concerns regarding the advisor’s role in the organization.
  2. Student organization leadership and advisor agree on a specified period of time for the concerns to be properly addressed.
  3. If concerns are not addressed adequately, then the organization must submit a request to remove the advisor to the Department of Student Activities. Formal requests must include reasons and justifications for the removal.
  4. Only after approval from the Department of Student Activities may an organization inform an advisor that he or she has been removed from his or her responsibilities and/or affiliation with the organization.