According to our Student Organization Registration Policy (Section VII), the role of the advisor includes:

  1. Registered student organizations must have a faculty or staff advisor and are strongly encouraged to take full advantage of the valuable role an advisor serves. The general purpose of an organization advisor is to provide insight and guidance that assists a student organization in furthering its purpose and enhancing the meaningfulness of organization membership.
  2. As a general rule, the advisor should counsel the organization in the exercise of responsibility, be familiar with the organization’s programs and be familiar with University policies and procedures. Advisors do not have authority to control the policies of an organization.
  3. Specific written recommended duties or expectations of an advisor shall be mutually agreed upon by the advisor and the student organization.