Advisor Manual

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Welcome Advisors!

Thank you for dedicating your time to a student organization. Whether your group focuses on social gatherings, academic enrichment, artistic performances, cultural dialogue, community service, athletic participation, or another other college experience, the student body depends on student organizations for a complete undergraduate experience. Only CWRU faculty or staff may serve as an advisor to our student organizations so you are a wonderful unique and special group of individuals.

About This Resource

This manual is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Activities & Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for advisors of USG- and UDC-recognized organizations.

Student organizations recognized receive dedicated service from a number of resources. As advisors of many of the major student organizations on campus, we recognize that it can be daunting to navigate certain processes. Our goal is to provide a resource that will aid you in your advising tasks, and connect you with help when you need it.

Here you will find a summary of the funding and recognition proceduresimportant dates, need-to-know rules, and helpful hints. The handbook also contains some tips on event programmingleadership transitions, and other campus resources. Please consider bookmarking this page so you can refer to it whenever you have questions throughout the year.


We are here for you and the student body and want to make sure that your group is supported to the greatest extent possible. If you have questions, need additional help, or simply want to share your feedback or comments, never hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to working with you and your group!