All organizations are required to have an advisor who must be a full time or part-time exempt staff member.
While the level of involvement is to be determined by the advisor and the organization, the minimum expectations are as follows:
A member of the faculty/staff may serve as an advisor to no more than two organizations at one time, with the exception of those faculty/staff members who do so by virtue of their position, i.e., PERD staff. In some instances, SAO may require that an organization's advisor have certain certifications or professional licenses when the nature of the organization makes such certification or licensing necessary.
- To act as a resource to the officers and members of the organization in a non-classroom environment.
- To assist the organization in all phases of its operations.
- To sign appropriate forms implying knowledge of the organization's activities and fiscal status, but not assuming fiscal responsibility.
- Advisors of governments, Residence Hall Associations (RHAs), groups which receive direct University funding, and organizations which publish journals, must sign paperwork for any program or transaction which exceeds $200.00.
- Advisors of all other organizations are required to sign paperwork for any program or transaction which exceeds $1,000.
- To serve as a liaison between old and new officers and the University administration, thus providing stability and continuity of operation.
- To serve as a chaperon or supervise organization programs or projects when deemed necessary by SAO.