Student Organization Advisor Resources

Advisors Workshops

These workshops are an opportunity for faculty and staff to enhance their advisory skills and gain insight from students, faculty, staff, and community members on various leadership topics. Advisor workshops are open to all advisors; lunch is provided for those who RSVP in advance.

  • Monday, January 29th, 8:00-9:00am, Oak House – Advice from Experienced Advisors | Register
  • Monday, February 12th, 12:15-1:15pm, Moseley 217 – QPR Suicide Prevention Discussion | Register
  • Friday, March 30th, 4:00-5:00pm, Moseley 105A – The Art of Giving Feedback | Register
  • Thursday, April 12th, 12:15-1:15pm, Moseley 105A – Mentoring 101Register

Consulting Appointments

Come with questions or concerns about anything related to student organizations! Appointments can be made by emailing

Customized Workshops

Request a workshop that meets your organization’s needs by completing this online request form! The Center for Leadership staff is prepared to provide customize workshops in many areas including: Effective Meetings, Transitioning Leadership, Recruitment & Retention, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, and Goal Setting.

Helpful Information for Advisors

2017-2018 Elon University Advisor Handbook (coming soon)

The advisor handbook is updated each year and contains information regarding: honor code/student conduct, professional boundaries between faculty/staff and students, hazing, space requests, van and travel policies, fundraising, publicity, and more!

ACPA Commission for Student Involvement Advisor Manual

ACPA is a national organization for higher education. The Commission for Student Involvement, within ACPA, determined a need for an Advisor Manual that would be available online for advisors and practitioners.

Download the advisor manual

Advisor’s Role Checklist

The role of an advisor may vary based on the student organization and should be negotiated between student leaders and their advisor. This form is designed for advisors and student leaders to check off their “agreement level” on each of these potential advisor roles (Modified from resources from Eastern Oregon University).

Download the advisor checklist

Event Debrief Template

Did your organization just host an event? Be sure to debrief it to make the next event even better! Download a template to help you through the debrief meeting!

Student Leadership Workshops

These workshops are an opportunity for students to enhance their leadership skills and gain insight from members of the Elon community on leadership as it relates to specific areas of intertest (business, service, etc.). View Fall 2017 student organization leader workshops and trainings.


Examples of consulting topics include, but are not limited to: facilitation of event debrief, event planning, conflict resolution, and boosting creativity. Experienced student leaders are available to assist student organizations. These students can recommend specific university resources or help student groups reach their goal. Contact for more information!

Van Driving Certification

Van training is one step for faculty, staff, and students to become van certified. Trainings are offered about once a month. View the training schedule.

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