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Advise a Student Organization

Advisors play an important role in the functioning and development of our students and student organizations. Research shows that involvement in co-curricular activities, such as registered student organizations, correlates positively with persistence, achievement, satisfaction, career advancement, and educational development. In addition, co-curricular involvement supports the mission of Loyola by educating the whole student and empowering them to become positive change agents through leadership development, active engagement, and global citizenship. As an advisor, we challenge you to help your registered student organization develop programs that foster their commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and their growth as well-rounded, engaged citizens.

Advisors often work on the “front lines” with students, connecting students more closely with education and campus life. To assist you in your advisory role, Student Life and Ministry provides the following documents.

  • Student Organization Advisor's Guide provides guidelines and tips on how to be an effective advisor to one of Loyola’s registered student organizations (RSOs).

  • The Student Organization Handbook includes the following information: Student Organization Recognition & Privileges, Chartering & Renewal, HowlConnect Event Registration & Planning, Student Organization Travel, Student Organization Funding, Campus Policies, and Student Organization Judicial Process.
  • The Student Organization Advisor HowlConnect Portal provides an opportunity for advisors to note who else serves in an advisory capacity. In addition, various handouts can be found in this portal to assist advisors in their role.

Please watch this short video to learn more about serving your registered student organization as an advisor.

The services we provide advisors and student organizations are continually changing and improving. If you have any suggestions for or comments about our resources for advisors, or need any assistance advising your organization, please do not hesitate to contact Dale Hall, the Coordinator for Engagement in the Department of Student Life and Ministry. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to enhancing student life!