Advising student organizations – a reminder from internal audit

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Advising student organizations – a reminder from internal audit

There are more than 350 student organizations on campus (click here to search a listing of them); these student-led groups have faculty or staff advisors, and many groups collect dues or conduct fundraising events in order to finance their annual activities.

The Internal Audit Department, in reviews during the past several years, have interviewed selected advisors to ensure they are aware of the training and assistance available to them. In addition, the UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety Department has sought internal audit’s help to review several situations in which student officers have misused organizational funds.

It is important for students and advisors to maintain the proper balance between control and oversight of a group’s activities and its funds. Part of the learning experience for an organization’s leaders is the management of its resources.

The Student Organizations Office in the Division of Student Affairs has scheduled workshops for advisors, and the Internal Audit Department encourages officers of student organizations to attend these workshops and become familiar with the resources available through the Student Organizations Office.

For more information, contact Adam Burden, senior associate director of student activities and student involvement, at

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