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Student Organization Advisor Training

New Student Organization Advisor Training

Each semester, we offer a New Student Organization Advisor Training. As a new advisor, there can be a lot of uncertainty as to the role you are supposed to play for a student organization. These training sessions cover a full agenda of topics including, advising philosophy, roles, responsibilities, logistics, and much more. Advisors are not required to attend but we highly recommend you attend in order to best prepare yourself as an advisor.

New Student Organization Advisor Training
Fall 2020 New Advisor Training
Tuesday, October 20
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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Kick Start Training

Toward the beginning of the academic year, multiple trainings are held to help refresh advisors on university policies relevant to student organizations. These training sessions also include any new policies that have been implemented since the previous year. Sessions are held in various campus locations at the advisors' convenience. Advisors are not required to attend but we highly recommend you attend in order to best prepare yourself as an advisor. The schedule will be updated here and shared via the advisors' listserv closer to the training timeframe.

Summer Summit

The student organization advisor summer summit is a developmental opportunity to bring advisors together to prepare to support their student organizations and leaders in the upcoming academic year.  The theme is based on current institutional and national issues.

The theme for Fall 2020 was “Guiding Student Organizations Through Change”

2020 has presented many challenges stemming from COVID-19 and national social justice issues.  This summit addressed both of these issues in order to support students when they returned to Penn State, in-person or remotely.  The updated theme and session will be updated here closer to the summit. Thank you to those that joined us in 2020!