Chapter advisors, faculty advisors and (inter)national headquarters staff are an integral
part of the success of the fraternity and sorority community at Towson University.
Engaged volunteers are essential to the continued growth of our chapters. We also
want to recognize and celebrate that membership in a fraternity/sorority is a lifelong
commitment. We value the connection between alumni and undergraduates.
We work to ensure every advisor is informed and up to date with events and activities
surrounding the fraternity and sorority life community. If you are an advisor for
a chapter on campus and are not receiving our updates, let us know.
Each term, the advisor report is sent out to highlight the accomplishments of fraternity
and sorority life on our campus.
Our office typically hosts an advisor training event once a term, during the Fraternity
and Sorority Life Leadership Academy. Our advisors work diligently to assist our chapter
in our Chapter Assessment Program (CAP).
Please note that all fraternal organizations must have a faculty staff advisor. listed
below are the responsibilities of a faculty advisor:
Meet individually with the chapter president at least once a term to provide guidance,
advice and to assist with goal setting and planning.
Work with chapter officers on designing, updating and administering their academic
Meet individually with members who are having academic difficulty.
Be knowledgeable about university policies and procedures such as the student code
of conduct, student organizations policies, university hazing policy and the fraternity
and sorority social event policy.
Read, understand and assist with the chapter assessment program to support the chapter’s
adherence to their accreditation status.
Serve as an on-campus connector to relevant resources and services.
Contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life if unsure of how to handle a situation
and/or if the chapter could benefit from special guidance or programming.
All advisors who become aware of an allegation of a violation of university policy,
student code of conduct, civil law or criminal law must report the allegation to the
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and/or university police.
The chapter and the advisor have to fill out an agreement each term.
Responsibilities of a Chapter/Alumni/Graduate Advisor
Please note that the role may be defined by inter/national organization and may require
more than the responsibilities listed below:
Provide guidance and advice to the chapter.
Attend chapter/executive meetings when needed or as expected.
Advise chapter officers.
Be knowledgeable about university policies and procedures such as the Student Code
of Conduct, student organizations policies, University Hazing Policy, the Fraternity
and Sorority Social Event Policy, etc.
Meet regularly with the chapter president and other officers to discuss important
Actively communicate with chapter members, FSL staff, regional/province offices, and
inter/national headquarters as required.
Read and understand the Chapter Assessment Program to support the chapter’s adherence
to their accreditation status.
Be knowledgeable about procedures and policies associated with the inter/national
While your time at TU might be over, there are many ways to stay connected to TU and
your fraternity or sorority. Fraternity and sorority membership is a life-long experience
and alumni are encouraged to remain involved and connected with both TU and their
individual organization. You now have opportunities to serve as an advisor, volunteer,
and connect with local chapter alumni associations.
If you are interested in helping create an alliance or learning more about how to
get involved, please reach out directly to Carly Heasley. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to have a collaborative role
in this initiative and also want it to be driven by the interest of alumni.