Student Organizations Policy
University Policy 315 – Student Organizations describes the purpose of registering student organizations at Tennessee Tech as well as the criteria for registration and general policies related to student organizations.
- No Student Organization may carry on any activities on campus unless the organization has been officially registered by Tennessee Tech.
- To become a Registered Student Organization, the organization must have at least one faculty advisor. A faculty advisor is a university faculty member or administrator.
- Tennessee Tech is not responsible for injuries or damages to persons or property resulting from activities of Registered Student Organizations, or for any debts or liabilities incurred by such organizations.
- Registered Student Organizations assume the risk and responsibilities of activities
of the organization including;
- The actions of each member of the Registered Student Organization
- The actions of invited guest of the Registered Student Organization while acting in capacity of a member or while attending or participating in any activity endorsed by the Registered Student Organization.
- No Registered Student Organization shall deny membership to any person on the basis of age race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, religion, national origin, and any other bases protected by federal and state civil rights laws.
- Tennessee Tech shall not discriminate against any Registered Student Organization
or deny recognition to a Registered Student Organization, or deny to a Registered
Student Organization access to programs, funding, or facilities otherwise available
to another Registered Student Organization, on the basis of;
- The religious content of the Registered Student Organization’s speech including, but not limited to, worship or;
- The Registered Student Organization’s exercise of its rights as a religious Registered Student Organization may determine the Registered Student Organization’s religious mission requires that only 5 persons professing the faith of the group and comporting themselves in conformity with it qualify to serve as members or leaders.
- No Registered Student Organization shall engage in, or condone, any form of hazing, any intentional or reckless act on or off the property of Tennessee Tech University that is directed against any other student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student or that induces or coerces a student to endanger the student's mental or physical health or safety in accordance with Tennessee state law (T.C.A. section 49-2-120).
- Registered Student Organizations shall be responsible and liable for the conduct and actions of members of the organization while acting in the capacity of a member or while attending or participating in any activity of the organization.
- No person, group or organization may use the name of Tennessee Tech University in any manner, provided the Registered Student Organizations may use the name of the institution following the name of the organization.
- Registered Student Organizations must use Tennessee Tech trademarks in compliance with Policy No. 1011 (Trademarks and Licensing), Section XI.
- Any Registered Student Organization may be subject to the student conduct process in accordance with Policy No. 302 Student Conduct Policies.
- Members of Registered Student Organizations will be subject to the student conduct process in accordance with Policy No. 302 Student Conduct Policies.
- Complaints regarding the conduct of Registered Student Organizations shall be brought to the attention of the Dean of Students.