- There are two times you may be asked to approve something for an RSO Event
- Student Funding Board (SFB) will ask for approval for fund requests
- Office of University Events/25Live (Smartsheet email) will be sent for a Large Event Checklist to approve the use of the reserved space
Please Review the following tabs on the left:
- Important Dates
- Visit regularly as we will make sure all relevant dates are added moving forward (events, deadlines, etc)Mason360 Group Pages.
- Advisor Resources
- This page has information needed by advisors to help navigate the role and the needs of an RSO.
Acceptance of the Advisor Role during RSO Registration acknowledges:
I have read and understand the roles and responsibilities of accepting the appointment of an advisor to a Registered Student Organization found below. If for any reason, I am unable to fulfill my responsibilities and commitment to the organization listed below, I will immediately contact the Registered Student Organizations officers and Student Involvement at 703-993-2909.
Registered Student Organization Advisor Appointment Letter
The Student Involvement office thanks you in advance for your agreement and commitment to serve as an advisor to a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at George Mason University. George Mason University requires that Tier 2 registered student organizations maintain a university advisor who is a benefits eligible faculty or staff member. Advisors play an important role in helping student organization officers create an environment within the organization that is safe, educational, productive, and enjoyable.
•Request a Mason360 account if one does not exist: https://cglink.me/2d7/s71116
•Meet required training requirements established by Student Involvement and the university.
•Become familiar with university policies and procedures pertinent to student organizations. Inform the membership of policies concerning risk management, liability, and expected behavior while registered at George Mason University.
•Assist student leaders in completing necessary campus forms and maintenance of the organizations records.
•Inform Student Involvement when there is a change in an advisor’s status such as resignation, sabbatical, etc.
•Help student’s develop meaningful programs consistent with the organizations mission and goals that support the mission of George Mason University.
•Encourage students to develop initiatives, responsibility, and positive group interactions.
•Mediate conflicts within the group and assist with resolving problems as they arise.
•Be aware and knowledgeable of the organization’s programs, activities, and events.
Occasionally an advisor to a registered student organization does not meet the expectation of the organization or fails to fulfill the responsibilities of an advisor. If a student organization feels that their advisor is ineffective, the President should contact Student Involvement to discuss the problem or issues involving their advisor. A Student Involvement staff member will discuss the situation with the officer.
Length of Assignment:
Advisors assume their role is for one academic year. Advisor continuity is desirable. However, advisor assignments are renewed each academic year and are subject to both the advisor’s and student organizations approval.
An advisor should notify Student Involvement when they decide to no longer serve as an advisor for a variety of reasons. Advisors should notify the registered student organizations officers of the resignation and provide reasonable support in the transition of the advisor position.
If you have questions regarding a legal issue related to your role as an advisor, please contact the Office of University Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-2619.