Fraternity & Sorority Life

Advisors

The success of the Fraternity & Sorority community depends on the advisory support of chapter advisors, faculty advisors, and inter/national headquarter staff. Engaged volunteers are essential to the continued growth of our chapters. 

There are three types of fraternity and sorority volunteer advisors:

  • Faculty Advisors (concentrating mainly on scholarship issues)
  • Chapter/Grad Advisors (concentrating mainly on chapter operations such as leadership, recruitment/intake, standards, etc.)
  • House Corporations (concentrating on housing issues, for those groups with houses)

Need to Know Policies and Forms

Policies

NIU Relationship Statement (List of minimum expectation for the university and chapters)
Roster Update Policy (Policy regarding policy changes and deadlines)
On Campus Event Policy (Policies regarding events occurring on university grounds)
Off Campus Social Policy (Policies regarding events occurring outside the university limits)

Forms

Prospective Member Form (Due November 15th or April 15th)
Roster Addition Form (Due November 15th or April 15th)
Roster Removal Form (Due November 15th or April 15th)
Initiation List (Due one (1) week after initiation)
Notification of Conducting Intake (Due September 15th or February 15th)
Notification of Abstaining from Intake (Due September 15th or February 15th)

Online Forms

Chapter Officer Update Form (Update within one (1) week of elections)
Community Service Form (Due the 15th of each month, please remind your organization to turn these in. The number is reported under their chapter profiles)
Philanthropic Event Form (Due within two (2) weeks of the event)
Website Update Form (Changes will only be accepted until January 20th for the Spring semester and June 16th for the Summer and Fall semesters)

Resources

The Definition of an Advisor

How the Advisor can assist the organization

General Advising Tips

Roles and Responsibilities of an Advisor