The University supports and encourages student organizations in a variety of areas including scholarly, ethnic, honorary, University-sponsored, Greek and special interest. The University recognizes the value and contribution that student organizations make in a student’s total college experience and education. DePaul’s Recognition Policy and Procedures is a formal system used to maintain the quality and high standards of our current organizations. Recognition as a student organization accords certain rights and responsibilities. These rights and responsibilities are defined in the recognition policy along with the requirements for new student organization recognition, renewal of recognition status for current organizations and loss of recognition of current student organizations. It is each student organization’s responsibility to become familiar with this policy as it applies to all organizations. This policy may be obtained from the Office of Student Life. University-sponsored organizations will have an advisor appointed by the University. All other organizations will select their own faculty or staff advisor with the approval of the Office of Student Life. Any off-campus action of any recognized student organization is the sole responsibility of the student organization and its officers. In compliance with the reporting requirements of the Clery Act and Campus Security Act, an officer of the organization must file a report of any off-campus crimes (as defined by the act) with the Dean of Students Office within 24 hours of said offense.
Student Organizations are expected to adhere to all applicable institutional regulations. The University reserves the right to determine the appropriate time, place, content, and manner for conducting activities, and posting and distribution of materials on any of its campuses. Consequently, the University may deny or restrict the activities of student organizations. Student organizations are expected to exercise good judgment in planning and promoting their activities. Failure to do so may result in judicial action being initiated against the organization; consequently, policies, procedures and sanctions set forth within the Student Code of Conduct apply to student organizations collectively as well as to individual students. The Office of Student Involvement will work in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office in any judicial action.