Org Policy ORB Initiate

Student Organization Policy: ORB Initiate

When the Director of Student Activities & Leadership or designee and/or the Organization Review Board Chair receives information that an organization allegedly violated a University policy or rule, he/she shall investigate the alleged violation.

The ORB Chair, in concert with the Director of Student Activities & Leadership or designee, shall discuss the case and determine whether disciplinary charges should be initiated. In some cases, it may be necessary to summon the president, members of the executive board, and/or any student in question for a conference with the ORB Chair. After said conference, the ORB Chair, in concert with the Director of Student Activities & Leadership or designee, shall discuss the case and determine whether disciplinary charges shall be initiated.

Once the investigation is completed, the ORB Chair, with the approval of the Director of Student Activities & Leadership, may:

a) dismiss the allegation as unfounded; or
b) prepare a complaint and proceed administratively with organizational notification.

In certain instances, it may be necessary for the University to take interim disciplinary action, pending a hearing. This may be necessary, when in the opinion of the University, the continued operations of the organization may constitute a threat or disruption to the normal academic process of the institution. In such cases, the ORB Chair and/or the Director of Student Activities & Leadership or designee, may take said action with the approval of the Director of Student Activities & Leadership and the Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services.

In addition, the ORB Chair, with the consensus of the ORB members, may recommend a sanction for a student organization that has clearly violated minor university rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. The minor violations are not extreme in nature and do not violate student rights.

Organization Review Board Hearing

The ORB may be called to hear a case in when an organization has allegedly violated a University policy or regulation. An organization violates a University policy or regulation when:

  1. One or more of its officers or members, acting in the scope of the organization capacities, commits the violation;
  2. One or more of its members commits the violation after the action that constitutes the violation was approved by majority vote or consensus of those members of the organization present;
  3. One or more members of a committee of the organization commits the violation while acting in the scope of the committee’s assignment;
  4. A member of an organization acting with apparent authority of the organization commits the violation;
  5. One or more members of an organization or its officers, under circumstances where such person knew or its officers, under circumstances where such person knew or should have known that an act constituting a violation was occurring or about to occur, failed to prevent the action;
  6. One or more members of an organization fails to report to the appropriate authorities promptly, within forty-eight (48) hours, any knowledge or reasonable information about a violation;
  7. Commits or fails to report a hazing incident; or
  8. One or more members violates a local, state, or federal law

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