Student Organization Board
The Student Organization Board will resolve any complaints referred to it by the VP/Dean of Student Life, or designee, regarding an organization or group who is accused of violating the Code of Student Conduct and/or University policies. A student group or organization and its officers may be held collectively or individually responsible when violations associated with the group or organization have received tacit, overt consent, or encouragement from the group and/or organization or the group’s organization’s leaders, officers, or representatives.
- The officers, leaders, or identifiable representatives for a student group or organization may be directed by a University official to take appropriate action designed to prevent or end violations of the Code of Student Conduct by the group or organization or by any persons associated with the group or organization who can be reasonably said to be acting in the group’s or organization’s behalf. Failure to make reasonable efforts to comply with the University official’s directive will be considered a violation of the Code of Student Conduct, both by the officers, leaders, or representatives for the group or organization and by the group or organization itself.
- The Student Organization Board will determine sanctions. Sanctions for group or organization misconduct may include: censure, suspension of new member process (or other applicable procedures), suspension or recommendation of revocation of charter, or denial of recognition or registration, as well as other appropriate sanctions permitted under the Code of Student Conduct (Section.12.A.7 and 12.B).
- An organization and/or the Administrator (or designee) may request an appeal of a Student Organization Board decision to the Director of Student Leadership and Involvement, Director of Student Conduct, or the Associate/Assistant Dean or designee.
- In circumstances where urgent action is required, the VP/Dean of Student Life, or designee, and/or the President of the University may determine whether a violation has occurred and implement immediate action, such as interim suspension, until the complaint can be heard.