NSBE Jr. advisors are the main organizers of NSBE Jr. chapters. The main administrators of the chapter, advisors are responsible for:
Background check screening will be required for all adults that interact with NSBE Jr members. The background check will screen for child-related offenses, violent felonies, sexual offenses, and financial crimes (ex. embezzlement) committed within the last 10 years. Information discovered through the background check process will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating whether the applicant will be permitted to interact with NSBE Jr members.
If the background check for a NSBE Jr. Advisor or other volunteer reveals any disqualifying offenses, the individual will not be permitted to facilitate NSBE Jr. chapter operations or attend any NSBE Jr. sponsored events. If a NSBE Jr. Advisor is disqualified and the chapter has more than one advisor, the second advisor will take over that chapter. If there are no other advisors, that chapter will be disenfranchised until further notice (no funding support, no scholarship eligibility for members, permission revoked to use the NSBE and NSBE Jr. trademarks, etc.)
To charter or renew a NSBE Jr. chapter, the following criteria must be met:
If your chapter becomes inactive, log in to your NSBECONNECT account, and make sure that the above criteria are met. Once you do that, the system will automatically recognize your chapter as active.
Each advisor must have a profile in the NSBECONNECT system. If you do not have a profile, one will be created for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and express interest in being an advisor for a specific chapter. A confirmation email will be sent once the process is complete. We encourage advisors to become NSBE members; however, it is not a requirement.
Chapter advisors are responsible for choosing their chapter’s overall area of focus, which can range from STEM competitions to field trips to academic enrichment. Once you establish your chapter focus and structure, you can begin to develop chapter activities. Here are examples of focus areas:
There are several more resources available to NSBE Jr. advisors. For more information, download the advisor toolkit today!