Advisor Resources

Below you will find important resources to aid you in your work as an advisor. If you have any questions, please contact the Erin Riordan, Assistant Director of Student Clubs.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are the advisor to a Graduate, Law or MBA Club, please know that policies may differ for these groups from undergraduate clubs. If you have any questions regarding advising a graduate club, please contact the Student Activities Office.


Club Advisor Handbook
The Club Advisor Handbook is the main resource for club advisors. It is filled with great information like Tips on being an Advisor, Do's and Don'ts, Expectations of Club Officers, SAO Staff contacts, Student Union Treasurer Policies and more. 

Download here: SAO 2018-19 Advisor Handbook


Club Advisor Roundtables
The Club Advisor Roundtable program is a monthly get-together open to all current student club advisors recognized by the Student Activities Office. The Roundtable provides a forum for questions and concerns, resource sharing, event planning assistance, best practice advice, and more.

Each month, there will be special guests from the Notre Dame community to present on topics such as mandatory reporting, club accounting, large-scale event management, and other topics as requested by the attendees. Refreshments are provided!

All gatherings take place one Tuesday a month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Meeting Room 210 of the Duncan Student Center.

Spring 2019 Schedule of Events

  • March 26 Spring Semester Kick Off & Allocation with the CCC
  • April 23 Club Transition and Recruitment Initiatives
  • May 14 New Advisor Training


New Advisor Training
Offered once a semester, this training provides an overview of club advisor responsibilities, tips and best practices, and SAO policy highlights. Whether you're a brand new advisor or just want a refresher, all are welcome! Download the 2019 Advisor Training Slides here.


Club Coordination Council
The Club Coordination Council (CCC) of Notre Dame is a subdivision of the Notre Dame Student Government. The CCC is comprised of club members elected by their peers to oversee and represent all of the recognized undergraduate student clubs at Notre Dame. The CCC also allocates more than $250,000 each year to undergraduate clubs. For more information, please contact the CCC.


Student Group/Advisor Agreement
This interactive activity will bring the advisor and student leader together to discuss the role of the advisor, and expectations of both parties. 
Download here: Advisor Agreement