Welcome RSO Advisors!
Why does an organization need an advisor?
- Advisors are a key role in any student organization. The advisor recognizes and supports participation in student organizations for its contributions to the educational and personal development of students. Advisors are an integral part of every student organization at The University of Texas at El Paso; no organization can officially register with the Student Engagement & Leadership Center without one.
What is the role of an advisor?
- Encourage and suggest new ideas and programs within the organization
- Provide knowledge and advice
- Be a mentor
- Teach leadership techniques while developing new leadership
- Help develop procedures and plans of actions
- Assist members to apply their skills learned in and out of the classroom to the organization
- Provide continuity with traditions and history of the organization
- Help mediate group's problems and provide insight for their successes.
Who is eligible to serve as an advisor?
- An advisor must be a full-time faculty or staff member at the University.
In order to best serve students and get the most out of the experience, it is important that advisors fully understand our role and are aware of the many ways in which we can encourage student development. It is important to think of every encounter with students as a learning opportunity, and how those encounters are shaped will depend on personal factors, such as advising style and relationship-building techniques.