Two models to consider
As a student organization on campus, most schools require that you find a faculty member or staff administrator to support your chapter as an advisor. There are two models you can consider to fulfill this requirement and immense opportunity for support: As the chapter’s primary advisor, or by forming a Chapter advisory board.
Primary Chapter Advisor
A chapter’s primary advisor, fulfills the role of provididing support and guidance to all chapter officers and members. This may include:
- Training in interpersonal communication
- Assisting with retreats and workshops
- Helping identify new leaders
- Meeting regularly with chapter officers to keep current on planned projects and events.
- Observing group dynamics and, where appropriate, offering advice.
- Joining their annual Vision, Commitment and Action workshop as they set their direction and goals for the year.
- Attending regular chapter meetings as often as possible to keep informed and be available to offer ideas, feedback and suggestions.
- Providing a link between students and the university.
- Advocating for FeelGood along with the chapter president and deli manager as they develop an enriching partnership with dining services and the university administration.
- Being familiar with the politics and procedures of the organization and institution.
Chapter Advisory Board Member
A Chapter Advisory Board brings together particular skills and expertise to be available to chapter leaders as you work to establish and/or grow your FeelGood social enterprise. Areas where you may want to look for assistance include:
- Guiding and advocating for your FeelGood chapter leaders as you develop a cooperative partnership with dining services, university administration and other important strategic relationships.
- Helping familiarize chapter leaders with the politics and procedures of your institution as they impact your chapter’s goals.
- Helping develop members’ leadership, teamwork and social entrepreneurial skills.
- A FeelGood Chapter Advisory Board member typically serves one-academic-year.
- Frequency and length of Chapter Advisory Board meetings vary from chapter to chapter, and are worked out in cooperation with the Chapter Advisory Board members.