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 ( having their students submit their student org registrations, recruit, host events, make organizational changes, etc.); 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.
If an org is needing an advisor, please see requirements shared under "Volunteer to be a Student Org Advisor". If your org is in need of an advisor, we have a list of faculty/staff who are interested in serving as an advisor if you cannot find one.