Student organizations are a critical part of the collegiate experience and provide a unique opportunity for students to gain practical skills and out-of-classroom experience. An advisor is one who gives ideas, shares insight, and provides different perspectives. Advisors serve to guide student organization members through the process of effectively operating an organization; they do not run the organization. In addition, advisors act as confidants in both individual and organizational-related matters, provide context about the organization’s history and traditions, and can be a valuable source of information. The advisory role also entails serving as a university representative in an official capacity and helping guide the organization in university policy and procedure, but also as a student advocate.
Serving as a student organization advisor provides faculty/staff with personal and professional development, a mentoring experience, the opportunity to make a difference at the University of North Texas and in individual student lives, assisting the university with student retention and exposure to the evolution of today’s students' thought processes.
Throughout the academic year, Student Activities provides workshops and trainings for all student organization advisors on a variety of topics. If you are an advisor and have topics you would like to see covered during an Advisor Workshop, please contact Student Activities at email@example.com.
Fall 2017 Advisor Workshops
Advising 101: Tuesday, September 19 from 12:00-1:00pm; WH 112
Join us as we kickoff the year with our first advisor workshop, Advising 101! This workshop will provide an overview of student organization advising, OrgSync, campus polices, risk management and resources that will make you better prepared to advise your student organization.
Every April, Student Activities hosts the Advisor Reception to thank student organization advisors for their hardwork and dedication over the last year with their student organization. Information including date, time and location will be communicated to all advisors during the Spring 2018 semester.
- Advisor Handbook
- Advisor Information Form
- Advisor Risk Management Quiz
- Student Organization Risk Management Video
- Student Organizations Policy
Volunteer to be a Student Organization Advisor
Are you a faculty or staff member looking for ways to be involved with UNT students? How about serving as an advisor to a registered student organization? You must be a full-time UNT faculty or staff member, at least 22 years of age and not pursuing an undergraduate degree at UNT, to serve in this capacity. Submit the Volunteer to be a Student Organization Advisor form and we will use this information to match you with student organizations in need of an advisor. Student organizations may contact you to ask you to serve as their advisor. You are encouraged to meet with the organization to decide whether you would like to accept their request.