Eligibility Requirements for Involvement
It is the policy of Quinnipiac University that there shall be no discrimination in the selection of membership in undergraduate student organizations and in the conduct of their business. This policy further provides that there shall be a nondiscriminatory clause in the constitution of all student organizations. Social fraternities and sororities, however, are permitted to select their membership due to the nature of these organizations. In all cases, except as allowed by law, membership is without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, or academic major. The Office of Campus Life advises and supports undergraduate student organizations exclusively.
Students who are in good standing with Quinnipiac are eligible for membership in undergraduate student organizations. Good standing with Quinnipiac, as it pertains to campus life, is understood to mean that students must:
- Possess a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA;
- Adhere to all campus, local and federal regulations;
- Be an active and matriculated student.
Individual undergraduate student organizations may have additional requirements and/or standards as outlined in their governing documents.
Paid Student Leadership Positions
Students selected or elected as student programming board presidents, Student Government Association executive officers, or managers/editors for campus media organizations may hold only one of these positions at any one time.
Students in these positions are expected to maintain the academic, conduct and community standards of the institution. They must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and remain in good conduct standing with the university. Student leaders who receive a scholarship must not have received their undergraduate degree and must be a full-time student with 12 or more credits each semester in office.
The assistant dean of student affairs for campus life makes the final determination in the case of any question or discrepancy, upon consultation with the vice president and dean of students, in certain situations.
Policy on Grade and Conduct Release
Fraternities and sororities are selective membership organizations. Each organization has academic grade requirements/minimums and student conduct expectations for potential and initiated members. To assist organizations in upholding these standards, potential, new and initiated members accept the following:
Potential New Members: Once a student registers for fraternity/sorority recruitment, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life may examine and disclose Quinnipiac University academic records and/or student conduct standing to the respective governing council and/or its member organizations to determine eligibility for joining a fraternity or sorority.
New and Initiated Members: Once a student accepts an invitation to membership, grades and/or student conduct standing may be provided to the respective fraternity or sorority, chapter advisor and/or inter/national headquarters each semester, upon request, and/or as the Office of Campus Life deems appropriate. Additionally, their academic progress and student conduct standing is monitored by the Office of Campus Life and/or the respective council to determine academic/student conduct eligibility for leadership positions or various activities sponsored by the governing council(s). For all situations regarding student conduct, only a student’s disciplinary status (probation, etc.) is shared, not the information regarding the underlying incident(s).