Club Advisors

In order to be considered for official recognition, every student club must have a full time faculty or staff member as an advisor. The advisor is an integral part of every campus organization and should be carefully selected to be able to provide assistance and time to support the needs of the club that they are sponsoring. The advisor and club officers share responsibility to WAC and to Westmont College. The advisor's responsibilities are described below:

EXPECTATIONS

  • Advisors are responsible to WAC and Westmont College for the upholding of all college and WAC policies and procedures. This includes the Community Life Statement, club requirements and college fundraising guidelines.
  • Advisors are responsible for serving as a resource to help in resolving problems and issues confronting the club.
  • Advisors are responsible for making times available when club members can consult with them.
  • Advisors are expected to review club funding requests exceeding $200 and to discuss budgets with club officers.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Advisors should be active in mentoring the leadership of the club for which they advise. It is strongly recommended that club advisors meet with club leaders on a monthly basis at minimum.
  • Advisors are recommended to assist the club in identifying its yearly goals and aiding in the clarification of member and officer responsibilities within the group.
  • Advisors may provide assistance in the smooth transition of the club from year to year.

I understand that I must notify the club officers and the WAC Clubs Coordinator if, for any reason, I am unable to continue with my advising responsibilities.

Thank you for considering serving as an advisor to a campus club. Please contact the WAC Clubs Coordinator (clubs@westmont.edu) or the Assistant Director of Campus Life (Alex Cameron; alcameron@westmont.edu) with any questions.