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“Good advice costs nothing, and it's worth the price.”

—Allan Sherman (song lyric)

Advisors to undergraduate fraternities and sororities may wear the following hats:

  • Counselor
  • Rule enforcer
  • Teacher
  • Cheerleader
  • Parent/sibling figure
  • Friend
  • Resource/expert
  • Director
  • And so on…

While these individuals wear many of those hats (sometimes simultaneously), being an advisor can be a very challenging, but rewarding experience. Interactions between advisors and students allow them to share in their experiences and resources. It is evident that those Greek lettered organizations that have an involved and dedicated group of advisors succeed far beyond those chapters that are working without the advisory support.

The College of Charleston requires each Greek chapter to have at least one chapter advisor and one on-campus advisor. It is expected that the advisors take an active role in the organization. The relationship and specific role will be determined by the organization and the advisor, however, it is expected that the advisors guide, direct, advise and support the chapter and its leadership throughout their progress.