Advisors & Alumni

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.

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Advisors 

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,

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).

  • Learn more about CAP.

Responsibilities of Faculty Advisor

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 plan.
  • 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.  
  • Faculty/Staff Advisor Chapter Agreement (PDF)

If you are interested in becoming a faculty or staff advisor to a fraternity or sorority on campus, please fill out the FSL Faculty/Staff Advisor Interest Form

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 chapter issues.
  • 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 organization.

Alumni

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  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. 

To update alumnus contact information, please fill out the TU Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni Contact Info Form. 

Please check out the TU Greek Alumni Page through Tiger Connect to network, build connections, and share professional opportunities.