Chapter 2Overview of Student Groups and Organizations

AS AN ADVISER you should understand the mission and purpose of the specific organization with which you work; you will also benefit from an overview of the many types of organizations, their purposes, and the role advisers play in each type.

Tens of thousands of different groups and organizations involving millions of students exist on college and university campuses. In this chapter we identify various types of college and university student groups and organizations. We have developed the following taxonomy of organizations: student government, Greek letter, residence hall, honors and recognition, military, sports, departmental or academic, and special interest. Our description of each ...

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