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Student Activities & Leadership Development

Advisor Toolbox & Resources

Advisor Toolbox

PAC Members

"Advising students is a privilege that can and does really make a difference in their lives".
Erin Morell

Welcome Student Organization Advisers!

The Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development would like to first thank you for the service and time you provide to our student organizations. The role of advisors is important, these individuals are critical to the development of student leaders.

This page is intended to serve as a resource; listed below is a wealth of information regarding officer transitions, trainings, and other tools that will assist advisors throughout the academic year.


2013-2014 Student Org Advisor of the Year Dr. C. Sotto

2013-2014 Student Org Advisor of the Year Dr. C. Sotto

Advisor Roles and Responsibilities
Who Can Advise?

An Advisor of a University of Cincinnati Student organization must be a member of the university community. This includes: administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students only if it is part of their graduate assistantship to advise an organization


A professional appointed by the organization (i.e.,fraternity/sorortity advisor, club sports coach)
The Role of an Advisor

•Team Builder
•Conflict Mediator
•Reflective Agent
•Policy Interpreter

The above qualities represents a general description of the role and responsibilities of an advisor. The role of an advisor is negotiable and is based upon the shared needs and mission of the student organization.


Student Org Advisor Trainings

Advisor Certification Workshops

This workshop provides an in-depth overview of Advisor responsibilities, resources, university policies and risk management information. All student organization advisors must attend a re-certification training every two years.

Advisors can register for training at

Spring Student Organization Advisor Workshop Trainings

Advisor Breakfast Workshop
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: African American Cultural & Resource Center

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Monday, September 25, 2014
Location: TBD

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Wednesday, October 9, 2014 (EAST Campus Workshop)
Location: TBD

Monday, October 13, 2014
Location: TBD