General Guidelines for Advisors

The ultimate success of a local chapters depends on the leadership of the faculty advisor(s). It is the faculty advisor(s) that participate with the National Chapter and keep abreast of activities at the national level. It is also the chapter advisor(s)’ responsibility to make sure that deadlines are met and guidelines that are established by the national chapter are followed. The chapter advisor(s) are the continuity from year to year that assures long-term viability of local chapters. When a local chapter has a group of dedicated and motivated officers, the work of the chapter advisor(s) is significantly lessened. At other times, the chapter advisor(s) may have to be more proactive. The "extinction" of a local chapter can generally be traced to the lack of an effective chapter advisor.