The Illinois College Student Organization Advisor Resource Guide is designed to familiarize advisors with best practices related to advising student organizations, thereby helping the advisor, organization and students to be successful.
Student organizations are an important part of the educational experience at Illinois College. Student organizations provide students with opportunities to cultivate friendships and to develop leadership, communication and organization skills that will be beneficial in college and a career. The work advisors do with regards to helping students along paths of development are incredibly beneficial.
The resource guide features information on advising styles, organization development, as well as references to the Illinois College Student Organization Handbook. This guide is intended to complement the Bluebook and Student Organization Handbook which provide complete information regarding policies and procedures applicable to student organizations at Illinois College. If you have any questions about student organizations or advising please contact the Center for Student Involvement at 217.245.3094.
Student organization advisors:
:: Promote cognitive and psychosocial development
:: Serve as a mentor for the organization as a whole and students as individuals
:: Actively promote and seek to expand student learning at many levels
:: Assist individual students within the context of the organization
:: Keep students engaged and persistent in the college environment