All organizations are required to have at least one (1) faculty/staffadvisor. An advisor is defined as a full-time CU Denver employee: faculty, staff or administrator. Advisors play an integral role in the development of an organization and its individual members. Prior to agreeing to be an advisor, determine the role and time commitment required.
The day-to-day operations of the organization should remain the responsibility of the officers/members, not the advisor. An advisor's main purpose is to provide guidance, assistance and mentorship for the organization.
In general, the advisor should:
- be familiar with the organization's constitution/by-laws
- attend at least one (1) of the organization's regular meetings or regularly meet with the organization's officers
- obtain information of events, programs meetings and activities from the organization involving potential liability
- assist with the development of meeting agendas, feedback and goal setting
- nurture and develop the students' leadership skills
- model professional attitude and behavior
- provide continuity for the organization
- provide suggestions that lead to positive outcomes
- be an advocate for student concerns
- have a general knowledge of policies, regulations and laws which are relevant to student organizations
- be present at after hour events that the organization holds, or designate an alternate staff/faculty member to be present