Policy Number: SA VII-006
Policy Date: 8/8/06
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Subject: The Role of a Student Organization Adviser
The adviser serves as a model for students. By providing leadership, the adviser is an educator, helping students to learn by doing. The adviser provides a sense of direction for the student organization and promotes student and faculty/staff interaction in, and out of, the classroom. An adviser also provides the support necessary for the student leader to build, and maintain, a successful organization.
An adviser's role, similar to most aspects of college and university life, varies from time to time. However, the following are expectations of Student Organization Advisers: