Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions works with all of our student organization advisors to advance their competencies in the following areas:

Advisor competencies


Understand Chartered Student Organization Policies and Procedures: It is vital that advisors would be aware of the key policies that would affect the good-standing of their organizations.

Develop strategies to navigate Emory: Advisors should be able to know the campus well enough to help students navigate to the appropriate offices and resources.

Gain knowledge related to organization-specific artifacts, like a constitution: Advisors must be able to know and interpret an organizations constitution to be able to provide advice and guidance for the organization.

Understand Emory policies and procedures, including but not limited to travel, alcohol, open expression, hazing, and contracts: Advisors must serve as a first-line of defense to help ensure the organization follows University policy.

Develop a working knowledge of the Emory Code of Conduct: Advisors should be aware of and able to advise students related to standards of behavior for Emory students.

Develop skills to provide risk reduction strategies for student organizations: Advisors must help their organizations identify ways to reduce risk from organizational activities.

Create a positive organizational and campus environment for diverse student populations: Advisors should work with organizational leaders to evaluate and change the environments of their organizations to be as fully inclusive as possible.

Develop an ability to advise organizations related to access, equity, and inclusion issues: Advisors must be able to advise students when certain actions, activities, communications, or events would be potentially offensive or limiting.

Serve as an advocate for diverse students broadly: Advisors must understand their organizations operate in the context of a broader community and have both rights and responsibilities in that community.

Develop a working knowledge of basic student development and team development processes: Advisors should have the ability to support both the individual development and organizational development of the group they advise.

Learn strategies for coaching and advising leaders in student organizations: Advisors must be able to foster leadership in their organizations through advising, coaching, and consultation.

Advisor Support Resources

Training- A variety of in-person training and discussion regarding pertinent topical areas for individuals serving as advisors to student organizations as interested.

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