Policy 10-500

  1. Section 10-501 Specific Status Requirements

    1. A registered student organization must comply with the following requirements in order to maintain registered status:

      1. submit an Organizational Update Form within 10 days of the start of each long semester to the Office of Student Governance and Organizations;

      2. have University faculty or staff advisors;

      3. confine membership to University students, faculty, or staff;

      4. observe Regents' Rules and Regulations, University regulations, state, federal, and local laws and regulations; and

      5. cooperate, through its officers, with the Office of Student Governance and Organizations;

      6. once registered as a student organization by the Committee on Student Organizations, all single sex/fraternities and sororities as recognized by Title IX criteria and formed and operating not for professional or honorary purposes, must be a member of one of the four governing councils, (IFC, MGC, NPHC, or PHC); and,

      7. Adhere to the University's Risk Management Program.

    2. Authority to discipline
      1. The Director of Student Governance and Organizations may declare temporary inactive status for a student organization for deficiencies with registration status such as failing to file an Update Form, failure to adhere to the University's Risk Management Program, lacking an advisor, owing a Profit/Loss form, owing a debt to the University or misrepresentation on university documents, or other University or U.T. System rule of regulation if such deficiency is not remedied in a timely manner. The Director of Student Governance and Organizations may initiate disciplinary process for offenses.

      2. Membership in one of the four governing councils subjects the organization to the corresponding council's standards process for violations of Greek policy. Loss of recognition by corresponding governing council or the UTA Greek Life Office may result in temporary inactive status. Such groups may apply for readmission provided University requirements are met. If a petition is denied the organization may appeal the decision in writing five weekdays to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Vice President for Student Affairs will have the final decision on the organization's admission.

      3. The Committee on Student Organizations or the Office of Student Governance and Organizations may initiate disciplinary action against any student organization for failing to comply with its constitution.

      4. The Director of Student Governance and Organizations will refer an organization to the Office of Student Conduct in matters that could be considered violations of Regents' Rules and Regulations, University Regulations or federal state or local laws. The Office of Student Conduct may impose a sanction(s) as outlined in Section 10-700 which refers to the disciplinary process for student organizations.