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Guidance for Advisers

The role of a delegation's adviser is based on your college's expectations, your personal preference and the needs of your delegation.

At some colleges — especially community colleges with frequent turnover in student leadership — the adviser is important for providing continuity from year to year. At colleges with customarily strong student leadership, the adviser can take a more passive role and let students learn from leading the delegation.

Advisers are often crucial in processing requests for funds and travel authorizations.

An adviser's most important responsibility is to perpetuate the delegation ... to make sure the college has a delegation for the coming year. When a void occurs in student leadership, an adviser can identify one or more students who might benefit from the leadership opportunity.

TISL provides unique opportunities for students to discover their leadership potential and grow personally. An effective adviser can help assure that students benefit from these opportunities.

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