Advisor Resources

Faculty/Staff Advisors serve as the primary advisors to Whitewater's 200+ student organizations and clubs. They are called Campus Advisor, employees of the institution that have agreed to serve in this volunteer capacity. Each year confirmation of their position is sent from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to formalize their commitment and coverage. Without the service of these individuals the quality of the student experience would be much less. Career & Leadership Development is very thankful for their time and efforts.

Individuals interested in serving student organizations and clubs as an advisor should contact Career & Leadership Development at 262-472-1112. In hopes of supporting and ever-improving the co-curricular experience for our students and those individuals serving them, our advisor philosophy is defined below.



  • Foster improved academic success of students involved outside the classroom
  • Define the expectations of those serving as advisors and
  • Provide a framework for faculty/staff to actively foster connections and relationships that will improve the overall experience, retention and success of our students and their organizations.





  • annually commits to serve a campus advisor through organization recognition / renewal process                              
  • attends organization recognition / renewal meeting or reviews online training
  • works to facilitate learning among student participants
  • assists and advises the organization in campus financial processes (unless a component of job description)
  • assists and advises the organization to improve the group's individual academic performance  
  • creates programs/offers to assist group in goal setting, assessment and annual transition process of officers
  • attends occasional general member meetings                         
  • attends majority of general member meetings
  • meets monthly with officers to discuss organization needs and issues                  


  • assists and advises the organization in ways that align with the LEAP initiatives



Campus Advisors Role:

  • Scheduling and/or running general member meetings
  • Making financial decisions and/or expenditures on behalf of organization, especially without member input
  • Attending organization recognition/renewal and completing of process on behalf of organization

Campus Advisor Resources

Campus Advisors and those interested in advising, are encouraged to join the Student Involvement Office's portal on connectUww. To join, visit Student Involvement Page, log in with your net-id and password.

If this is your first time logging in, a large pop-up window will show up, where you'll need to accept the rules and responsibilities, then scroll to the bottom of the window and submit the form.

The Student Involvement Portal will then be available for you to join. To join, click on the Settings link and then press the green  "Join Now" button. 

In the Student Involvement Office's portal, you will find a number of resources, including a UCast video training series on topics like transportation, planning service events, recruiting members, advertising on campus, and more! All videos are found in the forms section of the portal. Additionally, you will find access to policies, forms, and support of running a successful organization and supporting the students running those organizations. 

For a large scale overview of policies and forms, visit: Policies Page. If you know specifically what you are looking for, use the search function in connectUww to find it. Most policies will be found in the files or bookmark sections of the Student Involvement Office and Career & Leadership Development portals, and many of them are shared with you in the Campus Wide Resources folder found in all organizations' portals' files.

For help with advising issues, and to share your successes, we hope you'll contact us!

Kim Clarksen, Assistant Director, Career & Leadership Development: 262-472-1112 / 

Josh Tepps, Leadership Advisor for Involvement, Career & Leadership Development: 262-472-2633 /

Student Involvement Office: 262-472-6217 /

Recipients of the Outstanding Advisor Award

Katherine Drechsler - Student Social Work Organization and Phi Alpha Honor Society

Melissa Deller - Law Enforcement Organization, and Empower

Eric Field - Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Frank Lanko - Collegiate DECA

Tobie Wilkinson - Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, and Delta Omicron


Jen Kaina - Women's Club Basketball, Men's & Women's Club Volleyball, Weightlifting Club and Women's Rugby2010-2011
Peter Mesner - Secular Student Association

Linda Amann - Institute of Management Accountants

William Dougan - Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Andre Douglas-Black Student Union

Dr. Tisa Mason-Delta Zeta & Whitewater Student Government

Kim Adams-Student Optimists

Jeanine Fassl-Forensics Team

Kim Marino-Golden Key

Paula Mohan-Campus Greens, Lambda Chi Alpha, Political Science Student Association, and Amnesty International

Nelia Olivencia-Latinos Unidos


Mike Wallace- Social Work Student Organization
Michael Laird, Posthumously-Alpha Sigma