Eligibility/ Participation in Co-Curricular Activities
Student participation in co-curricular activities at NDSU is encouraged as an important aspect of college life and is viewed as helping fulfill social and general education needs as well as developing leadership ability. Students who are on academic or conduct probation may participate as members in campus co-curricular activities unless higher standards are set by the specific campus organization. However, such students should consult with their academic adviser to establish a reasonable balance between successful academic performance and co-curricular involvement.
Students in leadership positions
Students holding elected or appointed leadership positions must meet the following academic and good conduct eligibility standards:
1. Students in leadership positions must have attained and must maintain during the term of participation a minimal cumulative grade average of 2.0.
2. Students in leadership positions must be enrolled for and maintain a minimum of nine (9) semester credits during the term of participation and have successfully completed nine (9) credits from the most previous semester.
3. Students in leadership positions must be in good conduct standing with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
First semester new freshman, transfer students and graduate students will be treated comparably according to available information.
Faculty, staff or university representatives serving as organizations/activities advisers shall be responsible for and have the right to verify eligibility of students who hold leadership positions.
Administration of the Policy and Appeals
This policy will be administered by a staff member appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Appeals may be made to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
This passed on 12/14/92 by University Senate. Discussion centered on the GPA of 2.0 being low and the need to spell out what the co-curricular activities are that are covered and what leadership positions are covered. It was agreed by Wallman that this would be done administratively. This policy was processed for 1 1/2 years with students, staff, grad students and athletics.