Student Organizations Advisor Information

Purpose of Student Organization Advisors
The University requires that all campus-recognized student organizations have an official student organization advisor. The advisor must be a Cal State San Marcos faculty or staff member who is willing to provide guidance and support to the organization above and beyond their duties as a Cal State San Marcos professional. Please note that Auxiliary employees and student assistants cannot serve in this role.  The advisor serves in a voluntary capacity to the student organization and provides direction, advice and continuity to both the members and officers of the student organization.

SLL commends the extra time commitment and effort put forth by advisors. It is our hope that the relationships that form between the organization's members and their advisor more than compensate for the responsibilities taken on by the advisor. The opportunity to be part of the student's development is something already valued by the professionals on this campus and we thank advisors for accepting this enhanced role in students' lives.

SLL coordinates annual Advisor Orientation/Training sessions at the start of each academic year. If you were unable to attend this year's orientation/trainings but require assistance, please contact us!

SLL would like to closely partner with you to support and develop the organization you advise.  SLL will communicate with you regarding large on-campus events and will also work with you to gather all relevant university recognition documents related to the student organization.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your organization's SLL Coordinator:

  • Josh Galeai, jgaleai@csusm.edu or x4962 for cultural, religious, service, recreational and special interest groups.
  • Shannon Nolan, snolan@csusm.edu or x4973 for academic and honor societies.
  • Nicki Croly, ncroly@csusm.edu or x4952 for fraternity and sorority life groups.
Please contact Student Life & Leadership at (760) 750-4970 for more information.