Student organizations are required to have an advisor who is a regular, full-time faculty or staff member of the University of Lynchburg. While some advisors play very active roles within organizations by attending meetings, working with student officers, and assisting in program planning and development, others maintain a more distant relationship to organizations, seeing officers or members only occasionally.
It is hoped that an advisor will maintain regular contact with the organization, be accessible to members, and provide whatever counsel the group seeks. An advisor accepts responsibility for keeping informed about activities of the organization and for advising officers of the organization on the appropriateness and general merits of policies and activities. However, advisors are not responsible for the actions or policies of student organizations. Members are solely responsible.
Advisors should become familiar with the policies and practices of the Office of Student Activities so they can assist campus organizations effectively with program planning and organization management. Professional staff in the Office of Student Activities are available to assist all recognized organizations and their advisors to ensure support for the University’s mission.