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Board of Regents Policy 7.202 Board of Regents Policy 7.202



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Chartered Student Organizations (CSO)

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Regents Policy Chapter 7, Student Affairs
Regents Policy RP 7.202, Chartered Student Organizations (CSO)
Effective Date:  Nov. 15, 2007
Prior Dates Amended:  Oct. 31, 2014 (recodified)
Review Date:  August 2018

I. Purpose

To set forth policy regarding chartered student organizations.

II. Definitions

“CSO” means a campus-wide student association organized to carry out functions or operations on behalf of the university for the purpose of serving the entire student body on its campus.

III. Board of Regents Policy

A. General Provisions.

    1. A CSO is a campus-wide student association organized to carry out functions or operations on behalf of the university for the purpose of serving the entire student body on its campus. A CSO shall serve as an out-of-classroom opportunity for students to learn to: (a) participate in institutional governance; (b) advocate for constituent needs; (c) satisfy constituent needs and interests through planned programs, services and activities; and (d) work effectively within organizational or group settings. Examples of CSO functions and operations may include: (a) serving as representatives for the undergraduate student body; (b) serving as representatives for the graduate student body; (c) responsibility for student publications; (d) responsibility for broadcast communications; and (e) oversight of the operation of the student center.

    2. A CSO must be organized by permission of the chancellor pursuant to an official constitution or charter to represent students at large and/or to provide activities, programs, and services for all students on campus.

    3. A CSO’s activities are directly financed through mandatory student activity fees, as authorized by Section 304A-2257, HRS.

    4. A CSO may determine its own constitution or charter outlining its organization’s structure, organization, and procedures consistent with this policy and subject to university approval. Before the CSO’s constitution or charter is presented to the chancellor or designee for approval, the charter or constitution must be ratified and/or general endorsed by the CSO’s constituent/students of the campus the CSO represents.

    5. The chancellor or designee shall determine guidelines governing the operation of CSO, in conformance with board and executive policies.

B. Relationship of CSO to the University.

    1. A CSO is recognized by the university as an organization that is part of the student life co-curricular program that complements the regular instructional program, but is not a department of the university.

    2. A CSO is an organization that receives administrative support from the university. University recognition of a CSO does not divest the university of any authority or powers as granted by the legislature. Further, recognition of any CSO does not imply that the university assumes any liability or legal responsibility for acts or omissions of the CSO not in compliance with pertinent university policies and regulations.

    3. A CSO must abide by all pertinent university policies and regulations.

    4. The president shall, by executive policy, set forth the working relationship between the CSO and the campus and the system administration to: a) ensure and regularize the advice and participation by CSO in matters relating to student life; and b) to fulfill the goals and purposes of the student life co-curricular program as described in RP 7.201(A) of this policy.

C. Approval of a CSO’s Charter or Constitution and Budget.

    1. The board delegates to the president the authority t approve a CSO’s charter or constitution, amendments to the charter or constitution, and budget. The president delegates this authority further to the chancellor or chancellor’s designee of each campus.

IV. Delegation of Authority

The chancellor or designee shall determine guidelines governing the operation of CSO, in conformance with board and executive policies. See RP 7.201(A).

The president shall, by executive policy, set forth the working relationship between the CSO and the campus and the system administration. See RP 7.202(B)(4).

The board delegates to the president the authority to approve a CSO’s charter or constitution, amendments to the charter or constitution, and budget. The president delegates this authority further to the chancellor or chancellor’s designee of each campus. See RP 7.202(C)(1).

V. Contact Information

Office of the Board of Regents, 956-8213, bor@hawaii.edu

VI. References


VII. Exhibits and Appendices

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Approved

    approved as to Form:    
    Cynthia Quinn    
    October 31, 2014    
    Date    
    Executive Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Regents

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