Advisors are critical to the success of a student organization. An active and involved advisor can help shape a student leader and the course of a student organization. Thank you for taking the time to invest in our students this way.
All advisors need to sign and submit an advisor consent form to be considered the official advisor of a student organization.
Both you and your organization leaders need to understand what each person expects out of their involvement. Some organizations will need your involvement more than others.
Being accessible to the leaders really increases your effectiveness. Make sure they can reach you through e-mail or your office number. Attending regular meetings or events also helps in showing that you are willing to participate. Keep in mind, you are not required to attend all regular meetings since the students are responsible for the routine management of the organization.
Encourage the organization to try new and creative programs. Challenge them to not be satisfied with what has been done in the past but to develop programs that enhance their experiences at Calvin in new ways.