Thank you for your new or continued interest in being an advisor for a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at Nova Southeastern University! The Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement (CLSE) understands how important of a role that advisors have in the development of RSOs and our student leaders. We have compiled a set of resources to further aid in your success in this crucial role. Please feel free to contact CLSE at any time with questions or concerns regarding your role and responsibilities as a student organization advisor.
The main objective of an advisor is to be available to guide and assist the officers or members in the mission/goals of the group and to make choices within the boundaries established by state, federal, and local laws, University policies, and the educational mission of Nova Southeastern University. Advisors play an integral role in helping student leaders create an environment within their club/organizations that is productive, safe, enjoyable, and educational. Advisors are essential in helping their students facilitate the coordination of club/organization events and help student leaders take corrective actions and proactive steps to minimize accidental injury and loss.
There are many benefits to being an advisor for a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at NSU. Here are a few them as noted in the ACPA Advisor Manual:
As an advisor to a student organization here at NSU, you will provide support, direction, encouragement, and build rewarding relationships with members of your organization. It is also helpful to discuss expectations that the RSO has of you and vice versa due to the diverse purposes, objectives, and needs that the organization may have. As a result, your role as an advisor may vary and you may assume one or more of the following roles:
The responsibilities of a staff/faculty advisor include but are not limited to: