Student Organization Conduct

Standard of Conduct

Student organizations are expected to adhere to the same standards of conduct applicable to individual students. Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:

  • Violating or permitting its members or their guests to violate, or failing to prevent where such prevention was possible, the violation of this Code of Conduct or any applicable city, state, or federal regulation;
  • Violating or permitting its members or their guests to violate, or failing to prevent where such prevention was possible, the violation of any contract or other agreement between the student organization and the College;
  • Committing any act in violation of any policy, procedure or agreement between a student organization and a College official and department, as well as rules promulgated by the appropriate College official and any other rules made applicable to the student organizations.

Application of Policy

Each use of the term "Student" in this Code of Conduct will refer to and include student organizations and their members. Any violation of this Code of Conduct by one or more members of a student organization may constitute a violation of the organization itself. Where those administering the Student Conduct System conclude that there is sufficient connection between the acts of the individual students and an organization to which they belong, sanctions may be imposed on the organization as well as any offending member. Conversely, when an organization has been found guilty of a Code offense, those administering the Student Conduct System may impose sanctions on some or all members of that organization depending upon the degree of general participation in the offense.

Membership

Membership in a Student Organization may not be restricted on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability status, or sexual orientation. A student may not frustrate the College's suspension of a Student Organization by joining, becoming a member of, or in any way assisting or participating in a student organization that is currently on suspension from the College.