On behalf of The Office of Student Engagement, we cannot thank those who have chosen to be a student organization advisor enough! We recognize how much time and effort you put into being a supportive advisor, and we appreciate you! For more information on the role of an advisor, assisting student organizations and other information you may find helpful, please check out the 2015-2016 Adviser Guidebook.
As an advisor, you assume a number of roles. It is up to you and your organization to determine what exactly your role within the organization is. Aside from being the person who signs off on financial documents and a variety of other forms, the advisor can make the difference between a mediocre organization and an excellent organization. Organizations often utilize their advisor for assistance with solving problems, resolving conflict, recruiting new members and fundraising efforts.
Below are two documents that can help you establish expectations with the student organizations you advise:
Advisor Agreement: Every year advisors are required to complete the adviser agreement as a part of the Recognition Process. Student Organization officers are expected to set up a meeting with their advisor and go over this document. Both the adviser and an student organization officer must sign the agreement and upload the document on Engage.
This Advisor Worksheetis designed to help you and your student organization establish expectations. It is encouraged that advisors do this annually. It is not required by OSE though it is a helpful tool!
We request that each advisor is aware of all of the Ithaca College and Office of Student Engagement policies and procedures. For more information of these policies, please review the2016-2017 Student Organization Guidebook.