Outlining the rules and regulations for student organizations
A student organization is defined as any organization whose full membership is comprised of students with students in leadership roles for the group that has been recognized by the university. Recognition of student organizations is coordinated through the Center for Student Engagement (with exception to Club Sports supervised through Athletics & Recreation). All student organizations must abide by the policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Organization Handbook and this handbook. Student organizations are responsible for knowing and abiding by all university policies. The policies include, but are not limited to:
- The Student Conduct Code
- The Student Organization Handbook
- Special rules designed by governing groups (example Panhellenic, Student Government Association, etc.)
- The university hazing policy
- The university alcohol policy
- Membership and leadership eligibility requirements
All student groups are responsible for registering all organizational activity through the Center for Student Engagement or Athletics & Recreation (if applicable), including both on campus and off campus events. Student organizations are also responsible for knowing and abiding by all local, state and federal laws. The university may hold both a student organization and its individual members accountable for violations of university policy.
Investigations into suspected policy violations will be coordinated between appropriate governing groups, the department who oversees organization recognition, and the Office of Community Standards.
Reviewed 8/2023 by Christina McCauley, Executive Director, Center for Student Engagement and Matt Miller, Director, Center for Student Engagement