Club advisers are full-time SCAD faculty and staff that serve as the main resource for student clubs. Advisers should be knowledgeable about the clubs activities and serve as a mentor to the students. Club officers should keep the adviser informed of all the organization’s activities. When student clubs have questions or need guidance, the club adviser should be their first resource. If the adviser is unsure, then clubs should contact ICC.
When asking a SCAD faculty or staff member to serve as your club adviser, be sure that he/she understands and is able to fulfill the responsibilities outlined below. It is strongly encouraged that the organization’s officers, members and adviser discuss expectation for the next year at the time of organization renewal.
Student Club Adviser Responsibilities:
- Attend regularly scheduled club meetings and events.
- Accompany student clubs on any off-campus trips.
- Manage and prevent risk in relation to club activities.
- Help club find another SCAD employee to attend if you are unavailable.
- Meet with club officers regularly.
- Serve as the first resource for any dispute within the student club.
- Help ensure that the club activities meet the mission/purpose of the club and support the mission and goals of the College.
- Be knowledgeable about the policies and procedures related to student clubs via ICC and the student handbook.
- Have a copy of the club constitution and ensure that the club follows the policies.
- Provide advice and feedback to club officers and members.
- Serve as a mentor to the club as whole and individual club members.
- Be aware of club projects or events and offer ideas freely.
- Assist in officer transition and training.
Responsibilities of Student Clubs to their Adviser:
- Discuss the organization’s expectations with adviser.
- Notify advisers of all meetings, activities, and programs.
- Meet regularly with the adviser to discuss organizational matters.
- Keep adviser informed of all financial transaction requests.