Student Organization Handbook – Section I. G.

Section I. Student Organization Recognition

G. Advisor Requirements

Student organizations recognized by the university are asked to have an advisor who is a member of Boise State University faculty or staff. When asked to be an advisor, faculty or staff should speak with their supervisors about the time commitments involved with providing this role for student organizations. It is possible for a faculty or staff member to advise more than one organization, however, advisors should strongly consider their own balance by taking on these additional responsibilities and whether this will impact their ability to provide good advising to their organizations.

Identifying Advisors

The following are requirements and guidelines for organizations in identifying advisors:

  • Advisors for student organizations must be actively employed and working at Boise State University during the time of their service as an advisor.
  • Student organizations may have more than one advisor.
  • Community members or students cannot serve as student organization advisors.
  • Advisors for student organizations must be approved by the Student Involvement & Leadership Center.
  • Advisors for Club Sports must be approved by Campus Recreation and the Student Involvement & Leadership Center.
  • Advisors for Social Sororities and Fraternities must be approved by the Student Involvement & Leadership Center.
  • Student agencies (ASBSU, University Pulse, and The Arbiter) will be assigned an advisor(s) by the Boise State University Vice President for Student Affairs, or designee.
  • Advisor(s) for Club Sports and student organizations may be removed from office by the internal processes established in the constitution or other governing documents of the specific student organization.
  • Advisors may not sign contracts or agreements on behalf of the university for their student organization.

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