Advisor Resources

Welcome to the Advisor Resources page! We're glad to have so many faculty and staff to serve our students in the capacity as an advisor for one or more of our many student groups. Below you will find important resources to aid you in your work as an advisor.

PLEASE NOTE: Policies for Graduate, Law, or Mendoza clubs may differ from those for undergraduate clubs. If you have any questions regarding advising graduate clubs, please contact the Student Activities Office by emailing

Club Advisor Handbook

The Club Advisor Handbook is the main resource guide 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 contact information, Student Union Treasurer Policies and more. 

Download here: SAO 2018-19 Advisor Handbook

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!

Student Group/Advisor Agreement

This interactive activity will bring the advisor and student leader together to discuss the role of the advisor and the expectations of both parties. Download it here

Club Coordination Council

The Club Coordination Council (CCC) of Notre Dame is a subdivision of the Undergraduate Student Union. 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.

Temporary Advisor 

When a student group advisor can no longer serve in that capacity (e.g. abroad, leaves the institution, declines the position, etc.), the Director of Student Centers, Activities, and Events or designee will appoint a Temporary Advisor for a maximum of two weeks. 

During this two-week time period, it is the responsibility of the student group to select a new advisor according to the policies set forth by the Student Activities Office and the group's constitution and bylaws. 

If no advisor has been appointed after the two-week period has lapsed, the club will be listed as inactive and must cease all club functions and purchasing until an advisor can be appointed. After an advisor is appointed, the club will resume its active status. 

Temporary Advisors can be requested by emailing the Student Activities Office at