Student Organizations & Activities

Advisors

Advisor Competency Education

During the 2011-2013 academic year, the Office of Student Involvement developed an Advisor Competency Model highlighting the skills and knowledge faculty and staff need to serve as student organization advisors.

Launching in the 2013-2014 academic year, the Office of Student Involvement implemented the CORE and Electives based on the competency model.

The CORE

The CORE is made up of four foundational sessions to provide student organization advisors the minimum knowledge set to successfully advise a student organization. The sessions are:

  • Advising 101

    This session is designed to help prospective advisors understand the complexities of the advising role pertaining to student organizations.

  • Nuts & Bolts

    This session is designed to review policies and procedures impacting student organizations at the IUPUI campus.

  • Group Dynamics

    This session is designed to introduce prospective advisors to the theory and developmental processes of student organizations as groups.

  • Risk Management

    This session is designed to introduce prospective advisors to the resources, knowledge, and process of managing risk within student organizations and their events/programs.

Through the completion of these sessions, advisors will have a basic understanding of policies, procedures, development, and the role of advising as it relates to student organizations. Click here to see upcoming sessions.

Electives

Designed to enhance the CORE sessions, electives are offered throughout the academic year and touch on a variety of topics. Electives provide student organization advisors the opportunity to dig deeper into knowledge areas of interest that are relevant to student organizations. Click here to see upcoming sessions.