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Advisor Resources

Advisors play a crucial role in the student organization experience. In the navigation you will find all resources for Student Organization Advisors to help guide you as you guide the students you work with. Please contact the Office of Student Activities and Involvement with questions or concerns.

Helpful Resources

​Employer Identification Numbers and Banking

If your organization intends to collect money or fundraise, you may find it necessary to have a bank account. RSO’s that need an account will need to open off-campus banking accounts. Here are some tips while opening an account!

  • The Employer Identification Number, also known as EIN, is essential when managing your RSO’s bank account. 
  • No organization should file as a nonprofit UNLESS granted nonprofit status! 
  • Once your RSO receives an EIN, you cannot get another! It is important to keep track of this number and make sure to have it written down somewhere. A good place to do this is on your Engage Central page.
  • If you do not know your EIN number, ask the IRS to search for your EIN by calling the Business & Specialty Tax Line at 800-829-4933. will be extremely beneficial when getting an EIN. For all questions regarding your RSO’s EIN please explore this website.


  1. The Advisor Quality Survey: Good Colleges Advisors are Available, Knowledgeable, and Autonomy Supportive by Kennon Sheldon, Bryan Garton, Rachael Orr, and Amy Smith

  2. Assuming the Role: The successful advisor-student relationship by Sean Ferris, Clifton Johnson, Aaron Lovitz, Sarah Stroud, and Justin Rudisille