How to Use This Guide
This manual is provided as a tool to assist leaders and organizations. Student organizations are encouraged to use this manual regularly to verify compliance with University policies and to ensure the organization’s good standing with the Department of Student Activities.
All policies, procedures, and addendums identified in this document are reviewed annually by all relevant departments and/or a review committee composed of faculty, staff, and students, and forwarded for approval through the Senior Director of Student Activities, the Associate Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students, and Vice President for Student Life. Baylor University and the Department of Student Activities reserve the right to change the policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and information at anytime. Changes will become effective at the time the proper authorities so determine, and the changes will apply to both prospective and chartered student organizations. All changes to the policy will be noted on the Department of Student Activities website at the time of adoption. The Student Organization Policies and Procedures Guide is general information only and it is not intended to be all encompassing. Baylor University rules, regulations, and policies applicable to students are listed in the policies and procedures and other student-related publications. Please know that Baylor University policies supersede policies set forth by national headquarters or sponsoring entities for all organizations. An exception may be made in circumstances in which the national or sponsoring entity policies are more stringent than, but do not conflict with, Baylor policies. It is the responsibility of the student to view revisions online or to obtain revisions from the Department of Student Activities or other appropriate University offices.
The policies represented in this document have been compiled by the Department of Student Activities to educate and inform students and student organizations about University policies, guidelines, and regulations. The policies and procedures identified in this document are reviewed annually by all relevant departments.
Policies to Review
Organizations are encouraged to review the Policies for Student Organizations and the General Expectations of Baylor Students as defined in the Student Disciplinary Procedure. All of this information is from the Baylor web site under Student Policies and Procedures.
If organizations have questions regarding these policies or other information related to student organization violations, they may contact the Associate Director of Student Involvement at 254-710-2371.