The Do’s and Don’ts of being an Advisor:
1. Do Read
the handbook: Please actually read the Club Alliance handbook it might be long
but it is all important information
your members might ask you.
2. Do Help:
Assist with the programming, travel plans, and finances of your club.
3. Do be
available: Be someone that the organizations officers and members know that
they can regularly meet with.
4. Do be
educated: As an adviser you help the organization keep UNF’s and the states
laws and procedures to prevent future
liabilities. You also need to feel
confident enough to help train new leadership officers.
5. Do keep
open communication: Keeping open communication with your students especially
and club alliance and the
student union is important to your organization’s
Supervise: There is a fine line between advising and supervising you need to be
involved but not too involved,
you are an advisor.
criticize in public: If you have concerns with your member or officer pull them
off to the side do not embarrass them
and criticize them in public.
3. Don’t let
conflicts get out of hand: As an advisor it is your job to help mediate
conflict when it arises.
4. Don’t be
quiet: As the advisor remember you can speak up during discussions when you
have relevant information
that can help.
discourage creativity: Keep an environment where students feel that they can
come up with new ideas.