Advisors

Taylor Bryant is the primary contact for Sigma Alpha advisors and will be providing updates throughout the year for advisors. Please contact Taylor at development@sigmaalpha.org if you have any questions or ideas.

Advisor Corner

In your role as an advisor of your Sigma Alpha chapter, especially with the end of the semester approaching, potential officer transitions, and planning for the fall semester taking place soon, your contribution is critical. As an experienced professional, you are the advisor to give advice, make recommendations and maintain good communication with the chapter and National Sorority Board. It would be ideal for you to attend executive officer meetings, if possible, or at least meet with an executive officer to know how their meetings go. You should always know about and try to attend chapter meetings and activities when possible. Members appreciate your support! Inform and notify the chapter and members in an appropriate business and professional manner. Intervene in conflicts between members and/or officers when necessary. You may be called upon by the National Sorority Board to implement regulations or policies from time to time.

As the advisor, please contribute to helping each member uphold the scholastic, leadership, fellowship and service principles of the sorority, as well as the National Bylaws and Policies. Furthermore, assist your chapter in setting realistic goals and objectives each academic year.

The National Sorority appreciates your time, talents and support to the Sigma Alpha Sorority at your university, in your region and the nation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Chapter Consultant (CC) or Taylor Bryant (development@sigmaalpha.org).

Advisor Guidelines

Chapter Advisors are a very important aspect of the active chapters as well as the National Sorority. These guidelines have been designed to give direction for advisors and what their role is in the active chapters. It is our recommendation that these guidelines be considered by all chapters and advisors. Advisors will be welcomed into our organization as long as the ideals of Sigma Alpha and the sorority's National  Bylaws are not altered in any manner.

An advisor's role is as follows:

  • An advisor will give advice, make recommendations, inform and notify the chapter on appropriate business in a professional way.
  • An advisor must understand and uphold the ideals of Sigma Alpha National Sorority. Upon an advisor's activation they should be provided with a website login to access the National Chapter Guide, National Bylaws and the chapter's bylaws, policies and other appropriate materials.
  • An advisor should be notified of all chapter activities. Some chapters appoint a member of the Executive Committee who is responsible for keeping the advisor(s) informed of activities and concerns.
  • The advisor should attend executive committee meetings and active chapter's meetings on a regular basis.
  • They should also attend activities as their schedule permits.
  • The advisor should not be the manager of chapter business or activities. They are to be the chapter's "number one supporter" and available to advise, recommend, inform and notify the chapter and/or its members on and of appropriate and professional matters. In using their skills this way they are due the same respect and attention that was given to them at the time of their activation.
  • Advisors should be ready to assist Sigma Alpha National Sorority Board as needed. They may be called upon to implement regulations or policies from time to time.
  • The advisor should strive to see that each member is receiving benefits from the sorority, professionally and personally. They should contribute to helping each member uphold the scholastic, leadership, fellowship and service principles of the sorority, as well as the National Bylaws and Policies.
  • The advisor is responsible for notifying the executive committee and the National Sorority Board regarding chapter concerns. The Executive Committee is responsible for notifying National Sorority Board regarding advisor problems or concerns.