Chapter Advisors Information

As the Advisor to your institution’s chapter of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society, you will be working with students in an effort to fulfill the ideals of the society which include leadership, scholarship and service.


The Role of the Chapter Advisor

  • Provide consistency and guidance to the chapter.
  • Mentor chapter leadership in their efforts to direct programs and activities.


Chapter Advisor(s) Selection

The Advisor shall be chosen from those persons who have faculty or administrative status at the host institution.



The new Advisor shall be oriented by the chapter President and the current chapter advisor(s) with the support of the National Office.


Graduate Alumnus Advisor

A chapter may select a graduate alumnus to serve as a student advisor. This individual is selected by the chapter officers and the chapter Advisor. This individual would assist the chapter Advisor with his or her responsibilities. The student advisor does not have voting privileges.

Chapter Advisor Responsibilities

Your experience and knowledge of your institution and community, in addition to your commitment to education, are essential. The responsibilities of the Advisor are listed below:

  • Attend chapter meetings.
  • Facilitate the orientation for new members, chapter programming, planning, and leadership training.
  • Verify and approve the chapter budget.
  • Serve as liaison to the National Office.
  • The Advisor does not have voting privileges.
FSU Chapter Advisor Taddarayl Starke with an newly inducted Du Bois Honor Society student.