THE ONLY MANUAL FOR FACULTY AND STAFF WHO WORK DIRECTLY WITH STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Advising Student Groups and Organizations is a step–by–step guide as much for college and university staff advisers as it is for the experienced student leader. The information is practical and pertinent to two–year or four–year schools with many examples for inclusion in your student organization s program.
BERRI CROSS, director of student life, Guilford Technical Community College
This excellent update to the literature provides professionals throughout the academy with the nuts and bolts needed to guide their students to achieve organizational success. The comprehensive coverage of all facets of advising make this text a necessary addition to every adviser s bookshelf.
—DAN RODKIN, associate vice president of student affairs, Santa Fe College
“Advising Student Groups and Organizations is a must–have resource. It provides thorough guidance for professionals and highlights best practices from institutions across the country it is a wonderful tool to guide office practice and establish common expectations.
—BRANDI HEPHNER LABANC, vice chancellor for student affairs and associate professor in Leadership and Counselor Education, The University of Mississippi
“Utilizing research, practical experience, and current trends in higher education, this book is a wonderful tool for higher education professionals who are looking for a guide to successfully advise and mentor student organizations. This is a must–read for both the new and seasoned adviser.
—RUSTY THOMPSON, director of student activities, Texas A&M University
“The authors remind us of the importance of student involvement in student learning and engagement. This book provides a great overview of organizational theory and individual and group development as well as up–to–date guidance on important current issues, practical resources, case studies, and real–world examples for the day–to–day work of a student organization adviser.
—JIM THORIUS, vice president for planning and student development, Simpson College
The Authors ix
1 Challenges and Rewards of Advising 1
2 Overview of Student Groups and Organizations 21
3 Greek Letter Organizations 43
4 Understanding Individual and Group Development 57
5 Roles and Functions of Advisers 95
6 Providing Academic and Career Assistance 137
7 Representing Group and Institutional Interests 173
8 Financial Management and Budgeting 189
9 Legal Issues and Risk Management 213
10 Dealing with Issues and Conflicts 231
11 Ensuring Quality in Advising 255
12 Training 275
13 Developing and Increasing Personal Effectiveness 289