Tips for a successful Advisor-Club Relationship

  • The advisor should assist the officers in formulating and achieving long-term goals, and in planning and initiating short-term projects.
  • Student officers should know the advisor will be available when emergency problems arise.
  • It is important to develop a trusting relationship with the organization officers. So advisor and club members should respect each other.
  • Have a sense of humor. If the advisor finds humor in situations the students should relax and enjoy their roles in the organization.
  • Open communication is critical for a successful advisor-club relationship.
  • The members should find the advisor able to assist with evaluation of projects, performance and progress.
  • The advisor and the officers should discuss expectations of each other. This understanding and agreement is helpful as an accountability tool.
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