Board of Regents Policy 7.201 Board of Regents Policy 7.201


Student Organizations


Regents Policy Chapter 7, Student Affairs
Regents Policy RP 7.201, Student Organizations
Effective Date:  Nov. 15, 2007
Prior Dates Amended:  Oct. 31, 2014 (recodified)
Review Date:  August 2018

I. Purpose

To set forth policy regarding student organizations.

II. Definitions

No policy specific or unique definitions apply.

III. Board of Regents Policy

    A. Introduction.

        1. The board recognizes the valuable contribution of all co-curricular programs and acknowledges their importance in the development of the knowledge, skills and qualities required to be successful in post-university endeavors. Co-curricular activities include, but are not limited to student governance, residential life, organizations that support social life or leisure activities, student publications and broadcasting, support and involvement in athletics and honor societies (hereafter collectively called “co-curricular activities” or “student life programs and activities”).

Student life programs and activities complement the university’s academic mission by providing opportunities for practical experience in the actual operation of diverse organizations. These experiences empower students to be responsible leaders in civic duties, community service or professional matters. Co-curricular activities complement, extend, and reinforce academic learning by serving as nontraditional classroom venues for the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in the instructional program.

The board encourages student life programs and activities that foster critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and leadership skills development that prepare students to become informed, responsible citizens who engage in, and continue to make contribution for the betterment of humanity and improvement of our communities.

    B. Policy.

        1. The board encourages the establishment of a robust student life program, including the establishment of student organizations.

        2. The board recognizes the establishment of two types of student organizations: Chartered Student Organizations and Registered Independent Organizations.

IV. Delegation of Authority

There is no policy specific delegation of authority.

V. Contact Information

Office of the Board of Regents, 956-8213,

VI. References

VII. Exhibits and Appendices

No Exhibits and Appendices found


    approved as to Form:    
    Cynthia Quinn    
    October 31, 2014    
    Executive Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Regents


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