In the event of an alleged violation of university policy (including, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, Student Organization Requirements, Student Organization Privileges, Student Organization Policies, Club Sports Manual, Student-Athlete Handbook) by a student organization, the incident may be investigated and addressed by the university. For purposes of the Student Organization Conduct Process, all university-sponsored or recognized clubs, club sports, societies, groups, fraternities/sororities, and athletic teams are considered student organizations.  

Violations of university policy are considered organizational violations if one or more of the items below are present: 

  • An organization adviser, coach, staff, organization officer, captain, or members of the organization are aware of an incident that is a potential violation before it takes place with advance knowledge to prevent its occurrence, but do not prohibit the incident from happening.
  • An organization adviser, coach, staff, organization officer, captain, or members of the organization are aware of the identity of organization members involved in the incident but refuse to divulge the identity to the university. 
  • The incident involves the expenditure of organization funds either formally or informally.
  • The incident is endorsed by members of the organization in any way.
  • The incident takes place during a scheduled organizational event or meeting. 
  • The incident involves failure to adhere to published organizational policies or policies discussed during organizational training sessions. 
  • That the alleged misconduct can be reasonably associated with the organization.