The role of an advisor is not specifically defined by the KU Medical Center. However, generally the following describes the responsibilities of an advisor to a registered student organization:
The advisor should request a meeting at the beginning of the year to discuss his/her role within the group. Both group members and the advisor should freely express their opinions to formulate a position description for the advisor. The position description will likely change from year to year, depending on the personalities and leadership skills of the group. The nature of an advisor’s role is to be flexible, adapting to the group’s needs.
Advisors seeking more information about their role might consider consulting the book "Advising Student Groups and Organizations" by Norbert Dunkel and John Schuh.