Advisor Expectations Checklist

Advisor Expectations Checklist
The Office of Student Life has a set of expectations for all student organization advisors.
Advisors sign this form when completing the annual registration process.
Attend regularly scheduled meetings as often as possible
Meet with the officers to discuss organizational goals, assist with the development of
programs, discuss the financial status of the organizations, etc.
Support the organization; it is expected that the advisor will attend group sponsored
activities when appropriate.
Be knowledgeable of University policies.
Be familiar with the group’s history and traditions. The advisor should also be familiar with
the constitution and should be prepared to assist with the interpretation of those.
Recognize the general financial condition of the organization and encourage the
maintenance of sound financial records.
Review the group’s functions and encourage all members of the group to fully participate,
assume responsibility for group activities, and to maintain a balance between academic
responsibilities and co-curricular involvement.
Help the students understand the impact and implication of activities in which the group
wishes to engage
Have a general understanding of the Student Leadership and Allocations Board and funding
that is available for the student organization.
Ensure that the organization files appropriate registration paperwork annually with the
Office of Student Life and that change forms (online) are completed whenever officer
changes occur.
Assist in resolving conflicts between group members and/or officers.
Sign all documents that require an advisor’s approval.
Assist the organization with a smooth officer transition.
Maintain open communication with the Office of Student Life.
In addition to the expectations that the Office of Student Life has, following is a list of general
advisory functions. Note that all advisors do not perform all functions, and your personal
checklist may vary depending on the group you advise.
 Read emails that are sent out regarding your organization or Student Life in general.
 Initiate ideas for discussion when you believe they will be helpful to the group.
 Check all official correspondence before it is sent.
 Let the group work out its problems; allow for mistakes and “doing it the hard way.”
 Recognize students for their work through campus awards, thank you notes, etc.
Student Organization
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