ARTICLE 8. REGISTRATION OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  1. In order for an organization to apply for student activity funds, use a mailbox, or hang posters on campus, the organization shall annually register as an organization with the Campus Activities Center and file the appropriate paperwork. Official University registration of a student organization does not necessarily entail specific approval and encouragement of the ideas of that organization. It does, however, entitle an organization to specific privileges listed in Section D.
  2. Registration Procedures: All forms will be available in the Campus Activities Center, Lower Level of the Jack H. Overman Student Center. Student organizations must register annually (each academic year) by submitting the following to the Campus Activities Center:
    1. one copy of a constitution or bylaws (if not previously on file, or have been updated).
    2. a registration form listing current officers and campus advisor with contact numbers and addresses.
    3. number of student and nonstudent members.
    4. each registration form must be signed by the organization's president stating that they agree to abide by all University policies, including the Regents policy on organizational membership and the University Alcohol & Cereal Malt Beverage Policy.
  3. Guidelines for Registration of Student Organizations:
    1. The established policy of the Board of Regents of the State of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religious faith, national origin, age or physical handicap within the institutions under its jurisdiction. All fraternal and campus related organizations shall follow this policy in the selection of their members, except the prohibition against sex discrimination shall not apply to social fraternities or sororities which are excluded from the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.). The responsibility for compliance with this policy lies with each organization. In discharge of this responsibility, each organization shall acknowledge its understanding of this policy.
    2. The right of organizations to establish standards for membership is acknowledged, provided that all students are afforded equal opportunity meet those standards. Just as all students have the right to choose those with whom they would associate on the campus, an organization shall have the right to select its members subject to these principles. Nothing in this policy shall be interpreted as imposing a requirement which would violate the principle of selection on the basis of individual merit.
    3. Registration will not be granted to any organization whether national or local in origin, whose stated purpose, intent or likely consequence of activities is anarchistic, subversive, or disruptive to University activities.
    4. Officers of organizations must have earned a minimum of 2.0 GPA during the semester preceding their election to office and for the semester(s) during their term of office. Senators and officers of the Student Government Association must have earned a minimum of 2.25 GPA during the semester preceding their election to office.
    5. Any organization not having registered previously will be allowed to register after the designated registration period. The designated registration period will not be less than the first month of school in the fall.
  4. Privileges of Registration: University recognition provides student groups the opportunity to enjoy the privileges listed below:
    1. the use of the name of the University in the title of the organization.
    2. the use of meeting rooms in the Student Center, bulletin boards, Quick Print Services, and other University facilities.
    3. to request allocations from the Student Government Association.
    4. the use of the Business Office for financial advising and banking services.
    5. to request approval of posters by the Student Government Association.
    6. the use of organizational mailbox outside of the Campus Activities Center.
  5. University facilities shall be available to registered student and campus organizations for regular business meetings, social functions, and for programs open to the public. Reasonable conditions and/or charges may be imposed to regulate the timeliness of requests, to determine the appropriateness of the space assigned, time of use, and to insure proper maintenance of the facilities. Subject to the same limitations, University facilities may be made available for assignment to individuals or groups composed of members of the University community, even though not formally registered. Preference may be given to programs designed for audiences consisting primarily of members of the University community.