Advisor Information & Resources
Northeastern Students Need You!
Our students are involved in a wide array of organizations, which means they need faculty and staff members with a variety of backgrounds and interests to provide assistance and guidance to help facilitate their success.
Advisors are full-time faculty and staff members who serve an integral role in their organizations. They assist students with their co-curricular endeavors, which serves to enhance their overall college experiences. Student organization involvement reinforces important components learned in the classroom, such as leadership, communication, critical thinking and problem solving.
What are some of the benefits of becoming an advisor? You will…
• Gain a new perspective of the University by interacting closely with the student leaders involved in your organization.
• Develop new skills that can provide professional development opportunities.
• Make a positive impact on the lives of students!
If you are interested in having your name added to our database of faculty/staff members who are interested in serving as organization advisors, please click here to fill out our brief interest form. The Center for Student Involvement will keep your name on file and will contact you when an organization matching your interests is in need of an advisor. We will never randomly assign you to an organization – we want to make sure you are a good fit for the organization’s needs, so we will have the students meet with you first to discuss the opportunity.
Advisors are not alone!
The Center for Student Involvement is here to assist you and your organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have or advice you may need. You can also reference a PDF version of the advisor guidebook here.
What are some of the roles advisors fulfill for their organizations?
• Serve as a consultant to help with the organization’s growth and development.
• Guide in program content and event purpose.
• Provide continuity and consistency to the organization by knowing the history of the organization.
• Serve as a liaison between past and present officers, and the University administration.
• Safeguard the organization’s finances and resources.
• Provide opportunities to practice and apply skills, principles and concepts learned in the classroom.
• Adhere to University policies and procedures including, but not limited to: Human Resources Management Administrative Manual and Center for Student Involvement Policies & Procedures. Advisors should also be aware of the Code of Student Conduct in an effort to advise students on appropriate student behavior.
• Offer advice and counsel on proper procedures and guidance to avoid conduct that would discredit the University or the organization.