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Department of Student Life are eligible to apply. Student organizations may self-nominate for any applicable categories. Separate applications for exist for each award category and the special awards have additional questions. If you are uncertain about the category, look closely at the questions specific to that category. When reviewing your application, the Award Selection Committee will only consider those activities your organization participated in, that fulfill the organization’s mission statement, and the scope of the category. The Department of Student Life supports the concept of doing what you can with what you have. RSOs with small memberships and few financial resources will not be penalized when compared to larger organizations with more financial resources in the same category. Applications for the Golden O’s Student Activity Awards are available in spring semester and are typically due mid-March. Winners will be announced in a ceremony during the annual event in April.

SECTION 3: RSO POLICIES AND REGULATIONS Students who want to be involved in RSOs must meet the following standards and follow these policies: I. Eligibility for Individual Participation/Officer Standards. For student activity purposes the cumulative GPA is used to determine eligibility, unless organizations have designated the adjusted GPA as determination for eligibility. A. Membership in student organizations will be limited to currently enrolled Kennesaw State students who meet all qualifications outlined in this section. B. All registered students are eligible to participate in co-curricular activities during each semester for which they are enrolled in classes and have paid fees. C. In order to qualify for office, hold office, or receive a SABAC funded stipend in any RSO, a student must minimally: a. Have a minimum 2.3 Cumulative GPA to be elected and maintain at least a 2.3 Cumulative GPA while holding office and/or receiving payment. If an organization officer’s GPA falls below 2.3, the organization will be encouraged to hold a special officer election in accordance to their current RSO constitution, or designate an eligible student to fulfill the duties of that office for the remainder of the term or until the cumulative GPA has been raised to a 2.3 (or higher). b. Be enrolled for a minimum of six degree credit hours per semester for undergraduate or 3 degree credit hours for graduate students while participating in the RSO and/or holding office. c. Students who withdraw from classes during the semester or drop below six credit hours are immediately ineligible to receive a stipend, hold office, or run for office in an organization. It is the student’s responsibility to inform his/her advisor of a change in status. d. Students traveling with simulation teams or academic competitive teams representing KSU are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3. If the cumulative GPA drops below 2.3, he/she will not be eligible to travel and compete with the team until the cumulative GPA has been raised to 2.3 or higher. Advisors shall check the eligibility of students at the beginning of each semester. e. Because many students choose not to register for summer semester, students who are RSO officers may continue to function in that capacity during the summer even though they are not enrolled, as long as they are registered for the upcoming fall semester. Students in organizations which pay stipends may only receive their summer stipends if they are enrolled for the summer term in which they hold an office. f. These policies are minimum standards and any RSO may set higher standards for participation and/or leadership. Failure by students or organizations to meet these regulations shall terminate the organization’s privileges to operate on the University campus, utilize campus facilities, or receive monies from student activity fees. g. Officers of RSOs and paid student staff members must be registered and maintain at least a 2.3 Cumulative GPA. In order to validate this and other information, your organization’s advisor must check your GPA and KSU ID number, and class enrollment status. KSU advisors may check this information for RSO eligibility standards.

KSU Student Media Policy

Student media and the student press are valuable aids in establishing and maintaining an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion and of intellectual exploration on the campus. They are a means of bringing student concerns to the attention of the faculty and institutional authorities and of formulating opinions on various issues on the campus and in the world at large. REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION MANUAL 2012-2013| 7

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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