Greek Life: Advisor Agreement Form 2021-2022

Greek Life: Advisor Agreement Form 2021-2022

Advisors are an extremely important asset to a chapter's success by providing guidance and support to the chapter and its officers in several different areas.

All Greek organization advisors are required to complete a Greek Life Advisor Agreement form through Student Leadership and Engagement. This serves as an official agreement between the advisor, the Greek organization, and Student Leadership and engagement that the individual understands the roles/responsibilities associated with the position.

TYPES OF ADVISORS:

Faculty/Staff Advisor: student organizations must have an Advisor who is either a full-time member of the faculty or a full-time professional staff. The advisor serves as the liaison between the College and organization. This person does not have to be a member of a Greek organization to serve in this role.

Chapter/Alumni Advisor: This advisor is usually selected by the chapter or inter/national organization, and is typically affiliated with the Greek organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FACULTY/STAFF ADVISOR
The responsibilities for faculty advisors varies greatly based on chapter needs. Many faculty advisors find success with the following roles and responsibilities:

- Initiating discussion with chapter officers about the time commitment expected from their faculty/staff advisor. The minimum commitment suggested is monthly attendance at one or more executive officer meetings, alumni advisory board meetings, and/or the chapter meeting.

- Finding an area of interest to assist in chapter operations. Scholarship is always a good place to start for a faculty or staff advisor, as it capitalizes on the natural relationship with the Institute.

- Connecting with the Student Leadership and Engagement Office on important SUNY Buffalo State policies and guidelines that affect faculty/staff advisors.

- Read and understand the 5-Star Accreditation Program to support the chapter in achieving their desired rating

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CHAPTER/ALUMNI ADVISOR
The role of a chapter/alumni advisor follows the Inter/national organization’s expectations (if applicable) but generally are expected to:

- Provide guidance and advice to the chapter and chapter officers

- Attend chapter/executive meetings when needed or as expected

- Actively communicate with chapter members, Buffalo State Student Leadership and Engagement Staff, regional offices, and inter/national headquarters as required

- Reviewing advisory resources provided by the fraternity or sorority headquarters and the SUNY Buffalo State Student Leadership and Engagement Office.

- Attending chapter meetings, new member events, initiation, and executive officer meetings.

- Reviewing copies of minutes from chapter meetings, executive board meetings, and judicial hearings.

- Reviewing policy and procedure manuals

- Reviewing the new member program with the new member educator each semester, as dictated by the fraternity or sorority headquarters.

- Assist with transitioning officers to their positions following each election cycle.

- Read and understand the 5-Star Accreditation Program to support the chapter in achieving their desired rating

Greek Organization you are advising
Name
Email
Phone Number
I am a full time faculty/staff member at Buffalo State
Academic/Administrative Office (Buffalo State faculty/staff ONLY)

- If you are not a Buffalo State faculty/staff member, please list "N/A"
Campus Office Location (Buffalo State faculty/staff ONLY)

- If you are not a Buffalo State faculty/staff member, please list "N/A"