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ACS On Campus Advisors

Thank you for taking on an ACS On Campus Advisor role that will empower your students to make a difference in the fight against cancer, and for joining that fight yourself! Below are some guidelines to help you be successful and informed in your role. To find information about being a Relay For Life advisor, click here.

ROLE OF A FACULTY ADVISOR

Faculty Advisors coach students through the planning of ACS events, and should provide support to keep students action and future oriented. An advisor should not only be dedicated to the growth of their students, but also to learning about the mission of the American Cancer Society.

The ACS Staff Partner and Faculty Advisor work as a team in order to equip the student committee with the tools necessary to carry out a successful event. The Advisor works as a coach to support the team as a whole and bring out the potential within each individual on the team.

Teachers Trekking For A Cure at Relay For Life

The members of the planning committee do the planning and execute the work, while the Advisor supports and encourages them throughout the process. The students are the presenters of the project and the voice of their organization as well as the American Cancer Society. We know that in reality, some duties originally given to students may fall to the Advisor if they aren’t completed, but – overall – student leadership is what makes this a student event. They are the ones who know their peers best and what their peers want to see at an ACS event.

If you are unable to find a resource or unsure what your next steps are – don’t spend too much time hunting, ask us! You can email ACSOnCampus@cancer.org or call the ACS hotline at 1-800-227-2345 to talk to a Cancer Information Specialist that will point you in the right direction. Our 24/7 hotline is open to questions regarding cancer information, fundraising or technical support.