The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is here to assist advisers in the role with their student organization. We encourage advisers to communicate effectively with their student organization.
For information on the role of an adviser, assisting student organizations and other important adviser information please check out the 2015-2016 Adviser Guidebook.
Aside from being the person who signs financial statements and various forms the adviser can be the difference between a mediocre organization and an excellent organization. Organizations can often utilize their adviser in solving problems such as recruitment, internal conflict and lack of funds. The adviser is important to all student organization.
As an adviser, you will assume numerous roles. It is up to you and your organization what is your role within the organization.
Below are two documents to help you and organization establish expectations.
Adviser Agreement: Every year advisers of registered student organizations are required to complete the adviser agreement. Student Organization officers are expected to set up a meeting with the adviser and go over this document. The adviser and a student organization officer must sign the agreement. Student Organizations are asked to upload the document during registration.
Adviser Worksheet is designed to help you and your student organization establish expectations. This should be done every year. It is not required by OSEMA; however, it is a helpful tool you can use with your students.
One of the adviser's main responsibilities is to be aware of all of Ithaca College's and the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs policies. For more information of these policies please review the 2016-2017 Student Organization Guidebook.