All previously approved organizations are required to register with the student senate each fall and spring to retain official status for the academic year.
Campus organizations are expected to comply with the policy and procedural guidelines adopted by the Student Government Association, Student Life Policies Committee, and the University administration. Obstruction of, or interference with, any regularly sponsored or official function of the University may be considered an act of disorderly conduct and may lead to appropriate disciplinary action.
Membership in registered student organizations must be open to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, citizenship, or handicap (SA-302). Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 provides an exemption of fratemities/sororities from the requirement that membership in their groups be open to all persons regardless of sex.
Membership should be composed only of students, faculty, or staff of University of Lynchburg. Non-students may not be members, hold office, or be responsible for any activity.
Student organizations are required to have an advisor who is a regular, full-time member of either the faculty or the staff of University of Lynchburg.
Each advisor approaches his/her relationship to a student organization differently. Some advisors play very active roles, attending meetings, working with student officers, assisting in program planning and development. Others maintain a more distant relationship to the organization, sometimes seeing officers or members only occasionally.
An advisor should maintain regular contact with the organization. The advisor accepts responsibility for keeping informed about activities of the organization and for advising officers of the organization on the appropriateness and general merits of policies and activities. However, advisors are not responsible for the actions or policies of student organizations. Members are solely responsible.