**You are required to have at least a President, Treasurer, and faculty/staff Advisor for your club. As such, those positions must be listed on this form in the designated areas. If you have additional members, please add those as well. **You may only register ONE organization per form.
If you have any questions regarding this form, please stop in to the Campus Life Office, 1st floor of the Williams Center, Monday-Friday before 5pm. This form is due by September 15, 2017.
The purpose of this policy is to specifically clarify those behaviors and activities which constitute violations of University regulations and New York State laws pertaining to hazing, and to provide some guidance to student organizations in designing new member programs and activities, which serve to protect the human dignity and safety of all persons which will be permitted. This policy applies to all members of a student organization including alumni members. No organization may engage in any form of hazing. A student found responsible for hazing may receive a permanent transcript notation on their transcript. This is more particularly described in the Permanent Transcript Notation Policy.
Hazing is defined as engaging in any action or creating a situation intentionally or unintentionally designed to produce mental or physical discomfort, harassment, fatigue, intoxication, or excessive ridicule in the course of another person's initiation into or affiliation with any organization. Such activities and situations may constitute hazing but are not limited to the following:
-disfiguration to include branding or self-mutilation -paddling in any form -creation of excessive fatigue -physical and psychological shocks -activities such as quests, treasure hunts, drinking games, scavenger hunts, road trips, etc. which are conducted in an illegal, demeaning, or dangerous manner -public wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste -engaging in public stunts and buffoonery -morally degrading or humiliating games and activities -any activities which interfere with class attendance, class preparation or scholastic activities or activities which are disruptive to any university department or office or classroom -verbal abuse which leads to public embarrassment or humiliation implication that an act of hazing could be pre-initiatory -engaging in or encouraging excessive or illegal drinking or drug use -any other activities that are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy, or the policies and regulations of Fredonia.
Fredonia reserves the right to revoke recognition of any student organization or club that is found to have violated these rules. Appropriate review of alleged violations may include review by the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services and the Director of Student Conduct. Member organizations of Inter-Greek Council and Pan-Hellenic Council may also be reviewed by their respective Judicial Boards. Revocation of recognition may not preclude the imposition of the University Judicial Board; but when considered by the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services to be serious in nature, could result in immediate suspension of organizational recognition until such time as the allegations have been appropriately adjudicated.
Students are prohibited from pledging, joining, or accepting membership with a fraternity, sorority, or student organization which as been expelled/dismissed. Given the University's concern regarding the physical and/or mental health that expelled/dismissed student organizations pose, individual students who join expelled/dismissed student organizations may be charged with a violation of this regulation and receive a sanction that would expel them from the University. Students who choose to rush, pledge, and/or join an expelled/dismissed organization can be charged through the Code of Conduct and be expelled/dismissed from the University.