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Indoor • Signs may be posted only on approved bulletin boards. A bulletin board is under the jurisdiction of the college, school, department, or administrative office that maintains it. • RSOs shall apply to the appropriate college, school, department, or administrative official for permission to use a bulletin board, and shall not use a bulletin board without permission.

Removal of Signs

The RSO should remove all signs no later than 14 days after posting or within 24 hours after the event to which it relates has ended, whichever is earlier. All improperly posted signs are subject to removal. Violations of the sign posting policy are subject to review and potential disciplinary action for the student organization.

Disciplinary Procedures for Student Organizations

Student organizations may be charged with violations of the KSU Student Code of Conduct. A student organization and its officers may be held collectively and/or individually responsible when violations of this code by those associated with the organization have received the tacit or overt consent or encouragement of the organization or of its leaders, officers, or spokespersons. Individuals charged with conduct code violations arising out of their affiliation with student organizations shall have their cases settled according to procedures outlined by the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (hereinafter referred to as SCAI). The code may be found in the KSU Student Handbook & Planner. RSOs should realize that they may be held responsible by the university for their behavior, whether on or off campus, when an offense is directed at the university, a member of the university community, or another student organization and is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

KSU Code of Conduct Specific to Student Organizations

A student organization is subject to the authority of the University hearing panel or hearing officer in the following situations: • An alleged offense was committed by one or more members of an organization, and was sanctioned by the officers. • An alleged offense was committed by one or more members of an organization and organization funds were used to finance the venture. • An alleged offense was committed by one or more members of an organization and was supported by a majority of the organization’s membership. • An organization has chosen to protect one or more individual offenders who were members or guests of the organization. • The hearing panel or hearing officer, after hearing the case, deems that the offense, by its nature, was an organization offense and not the action(s) of the individual members. • An alleged offense occurred as a result of an organization sponsored function. A. Disorderly or Disruptive Assembly Assembly for the purpose of or resulting in the disruption of normal University or community activity, or which obstructs the normal activities of University faculty or staff, is prohibited. B. Use of Alcohol or Other Drugs Use and/or possession of drugs (controlled substances) is prohibited. Alcohol regulations appear in Section V of this code. C. Hazing Hazing in any form is prohibited. Hazing is defined as follows: Any action taken, or situation intentionally created, on or off the premises of the university, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, ridicule or suffering as a means to gain entry into an organization. These activities include, but are not necessarily restricted to, paddling in any form; creating excessive fatigue; physical or psychological shocks; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and/or any other activities not consistent with the regulations of Kennesaw State University. The express or implied willingness of the victim(s) is not a defense. REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION MANUAL 2012-2013| 13

KSU Registered Student Organization Manual  

Policy & guideline manual for Kennesaw State University's RSOs, under the Department of Student Life. 2012-2013.

KSU Registered Student Organization Manual  

Policy & guideline manual for Kennesaw State University's RSOs, under the Department of Student Life. 2012-2013.

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