Roles of a fraternity or sorority advisor vary, but can include:
- Meet with the chapter president at least once every two weeks.
- Meet regularly with the chapter or chapter leadership to discuss organizational challenges.
- Meet with new members during their new member education program.
- Attend organization meetings at least once a month.
- Get to know chapter members, executive board officers, and other advisors.
- Visit the chapter house at least once a month during the school year.
- Advise chapter officers on their duties and responsibilities.
- Assist the chapter in setting realistic, attainable goals and action plans.
- Assist the chapter in developing a system through which they can evaluate their progress.
- Review the organization’s budget, and assist in the task of monitoring the budget throughout the year.
- Share your organizational, financial, facility, or other resource management expertise with the chapter.
- Stay informed of what is happening in the organization, both positive and negative.
- Challenge the organization and its members to grow and develop.
- Offer advice to graduating seniors on career opportunities.
- Encourage chapter members to participate in campus events and organizations.
- Maintain a strong relationship with Bradley's Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life and attend advisor meetings and training programs.
- Advocate for the fraternity experience to other faculty, university administration, and/or parents.
Types of Advisors
Chapter Advisory Board
The chapter advisory board consists of a dedicated group of alumni who volunteer their time to advise the operations of the undergraduate chapter. The advisory board is typically overseen by the Chapter Advisor, and has individual alumni appointed to advise undergraduate leaders in areas such as finance, recruitment, leadership, academic, etc.
Within NPHC organizations, the local graduate/alumni chapter assists the undergraduate chapter in many aspects of chapter operations. Typically, a Graduate Advisor will be selected to serve as the primary liaison between the graduate and undergraduate chapter.
If a chapter has a chapter house, the housing corporation is responsible for the general operations and care of the facility. Their duties include collecting rent and maintaining a safe, clean living and learning environment.
Must be a Bradley faculty or staff member, but does not need to be a member of the fraternity or sorority. The Faculty/Staff Advisor serves as a main point of contact between the chapter and Bradley University.
If you have an interest in becoming a fraternity or sorority advisor, please contact Nancy Schwartz, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.