Conduct of Student Organizations Policy

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 Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (with exception to student groups 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 Office of Student Involvement and Leadership 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.

Violation of any university policy, rule or regulation may result in disciplinary action taken against the organization as outlined in the Conduct Code and pursuant to departmental policies.

Reviewed 8/2019 by Bernard Schulz, Office of Student Involvement and Leadership