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Sponsored Student Organizations (SSOs) are required to have a Faculty Advisor, as articulated in the Sponsorship Agreement between the student organization and sponsoring unit. Faculty Advisors to SSOs should review and understand the Role & Responsibilities of Faculty advisors.
Voluntary Student Organizations (VSOs) are not required to have a Faculty Advisor. Therefore, those who choose to advise these organizations have no formal responsibility or oversight of the organization. The role and responsibilities of the advisor to a VSO is minimal and since there are few rules for what role the advisor will take, it is up to you to sit down with the VSO and come to an agreement about what role they will play.
Non-Affiliated Student Organizations (NSOs) are not University recognized student organizations and as such we strongly recommend against serving as an active advisor. If you have questions, please contact us in the Student Events & Activities Center.