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 Dennis Campbell, Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at dcampbe9@kent.edu.