For Advisers

Thank you for serving as a student organization advisor. You play an integral role with registered student organizations (RSO), ensuring their success and longevity at the College! 

The Role of the Advisor

Advisors have a significant role in student organizations, providing support and guidance as groups establish goals and plan events, and in some cases providing institutional memory for those groups looking to start/restart.  The OSE staff greatly appreciates the time devoted by Goucher faculty and staff who serve as club advisors. 

Each registered student organization (RSO) is required to have a full-time member of the faculty, staff, or administration serve as their advisor for a minimum of one academic year. 

Our goal is to ensure that advisors are well-equipped to support students in their extracurricular endeavors, especially from planning through implementation! 

The following are some of the roles that advisors play at Goucher: 

  • Being available to the RSO leaders and members.
  • Assisting with setting goals and keeping the organization focused.
  • Encouraging the development of responsibility and leadership in members & officers.
  • Help students set up meaningful programs that support the organization's goals.
  • Attending meetings and events periodically.
  • Providing feedback to leadership and members when appropriate. 
  • Consulting when difficulties and conflicts arise.
  • Understanding and interpreting Goucher policies and procedures when planning events.
  • Sharing ideas for programming.
  • Providing continuity and historical information about the organization.

Resources for Advisors

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement for assistance with advising! 

Please reference the resources available at the Event Planning Headquarters