Advisor Information

Becoming a Fraternity or Sorority Advisor

Each of our fraternity and sorority chapters on campus works with a team of alumni and faculty/staff advisors, who are an integral part of the chapter and each member's experience. The roles and responsibilities of an advisor include:

  • Attendance at regularly scheduled meetings when possible.
  • Holding regular meetings with officers to discuss organizational goals, assist with the development of programs, discuss the financial status of the organization, etc.
  • Serving as a sounding board for the organization.
  • Ensuring that the officers or contact persons meet University requirements for involvement in student activities.
  • Supporting the group and its members.
  • Becoming familiar with the group's history and traditions, as well as the constitution and bylaws.
  • Being knowledgeable about appropriate University policies.
  • Recognizing the general financial condition of the organization and encouraging the maintenance of sound financial records.
  • Monitoring the group's functions and encouraging all members of the group to fully participate, assume appropriate responsibility for group activities, and to maintain a balance between academic responsibilities and co-curricular involvement. 
  • Considering the impact of activities the group wishes to engage in.
  • Intervening in conflicts between group members and/or officers.
  • Providing continuity and stability as leadership changes.
  • Contacting the Center for Student Involvement to discuss organizational problems, concerns, plans, and changes in organizational status.
  • Signing all documents which require an advisor's approval.
  • Providing honest feedback to group members and positive reinforcement for accomplishments.
  • Sharing their experience and expertise when appropriate.
  • Providing an “outside” view or perspective.

If you have an interest in becoming a fraternity or sorority advisor, please contact Dasha Harris, Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life at dharri60@kent.edu or at (330) 672-2480.


Important Dates for Faculty/Staff Advisors:

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Faculty/Staff Advisor Brown Bag Lunch - 310C Kent Student Center, 12pm-1pm

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Faculty/Staff Advisor Brown Bag Lunch - 310C Kent Student Center, 12pm-1pm

Important Dates for Chapter Advisors:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Chapter Advisors Roundtable - 316 Kent Student Center, 6pm-8pm

Important Dates for ALL Advisors:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Standards of Excellence Information Session - 304 Kent Student Center, 2pm-4pm

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Standards of Excellence Information Session - 304 Kent Student Center, 2pm-4pm

Tuesday, Novembe 15, 2016 - Standards of Excellence Information Session - 304 Kent Student Center, 2pm-4pm