All recognized student organizations have considerable freedom to accomplish their goals. However, organizations must comply with the federal, state, and local laws/ordinances, as well as University rules, policies and procedures. In addition, individual members (students and non-students) representing a student organization and the University are expected to abide by all federal, state, and local laws/ordinances, as well as the policies, procedures and guidelines of any off-campus facilities or locations that the organization, team or group may be using. Any organization in violation of these standards is subject to disciplinary action through the Student Organization Conduct Board. Some possible violations of law and regulations include, but are not limited to:
- Violations of state statutes pertaining to the legal drinking age and the
provision of alcoholic beverages to minors.
- Violations of University Equal Opportunity Policy and related procedures
regarding student organizations.
- Violations of Student Organization Non-Discrimination Policy.
- Non-compliance with University Purchasing and Accounting/Cash
- Violations of University Anti-Hazing Policy and state statutes pertaining to hazing.
- Incidents of vandalism and disorderly conduct.
Any organization violating these or other standards to which they are held may
be subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in this document. Individual students
involved in acts violating University policy may face charges under UWS Chapter
17 and 18.