FKC(LOCAL) - STUDENT ACTIVITIES: REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

An organization in which membership is limited to students, staff, and faculty may become a registered student organization by complying with the registration procedures established by the vice chancellor of student services.

Registered student organizations shall abide by College District policies and procedures and applicable law. Registered status shall not imply that the College District endorses a student organization's opinions and activities.

Registration Required

An eligible group of students shall be entitled to register as a student organization. Approval for registration of an organization on any one campus or center shall be effective College District-wide.

Eligibility

A group shall be eligible for registration if:

Its membership consists of seven or more students.

It submits a student organization registration form and files a constitution for the organization with the vice chancellor of student services.

It complies with applicable Board policies.

It has an adviser who is a member of the faculty or the staff.

It is not under a disciplinary penalty prohibiting registration.

It conducts its affairs in accordance with College District policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, as well as with local, state, and federal laws.

Its membership is limited only to students, staff, and faculty of the College District.

Rejection of Application

If the vice chancellor of student services does not approve the application for registration, he or she shall provide the applicant with a copy of a written statement of the reasons for refusal, and the applicant may appeal to the Chancellor.

The Chancellor may take one of the following actions:

Affirm the vice chancellor of student services's decision.

Reverse the vice chancellor of student services's decision.

Appoint a committee to conduct a hearing and report its findings to the applicant and the Chancellor, who shall then take final action.

Rights and Duties

Each registered student organization shall adopt a written charter, constitution, or other governing document. A copy shall be filed with the College District.

A registered student organization may conduct meetings, events, performances, and similar activities in accordance with College District facilities use policies and procedures. [See FLAA] The organization shall not advertise, promote, or represent that an event or activity is associated with the College District unless prior approval is obtained in accordance with applicable procedures. [See FK]

A registered student organization may distribute written or printed materials or other visual or auditory materials in accordance with College District literature distribution policies and procedures. [See FLA] The organization may not represent that visual or auditory materials are sponsored by the College District unless prior approval is obtained in accordance with applicable procedures. [See FKA]

In accordance with state law, officers of a registered student organization shall attend a risk management program provided by the College District.

Required Submissions

Each registered student organization shall submit the following to the vice chancellor of student services:

At the beginning of each semester, a complete list of officers or other representatives of the organization who are authorized to receive official notices, directives, or information from the College District on behalf of the organization. The list shall be kept current and accurate by the organization.

At the beginning of each semester, an affidavit stating that the organization or group does not, and will not, accept any member who is not a student or a member of the faculty or staff of the College District.

Loss of Registration

Upon written notice, a student organization's registered status may be revoked by the vice chancellor of student services if the organization:

No longer meets the eligibility requirements; or

Violates College District policies and procedures or local, state, or federal law.

A student organization whose registered status has been revoked may appeal to the Chancellor, who may take appropriate action regarding the issue. If the organization is not satisfied with the decision, it may appeal that decision to the Board.

A student organization whose registered status has been revoked shall be prohibited from reapplying for registered status for a period described in the revocation notice. The prohibition shall be for a period of not less than four months following the date of the notice and may be permanent. The revocation shall be effective College District-wide.

Disciplinary Violations

In addition to the revocation of registered status, violations of College District policies and procedures or local, state, or federal law may subject the student organization and its individual members to disciplinary action in accordance with policies FM and FMA.

North Central Texas College

FKC(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2017.05

DATE ISSUED: 10/4/2017