Clarification of Eligibility for Participation in Co-Curricular Activities Policy
Leadership Position Defined
A student leadership position at North Dakota State University is defined as students holding elected or appointed leadership positions including but not limited to presidents of all recognized student organizations/groups, individuals who are responsible for campus programs or who hold positions with high levels of responsibility. Each student organization/group shall define beyond the president those leadership positions that hold significant levels of responsibility within their organization/group. Student Government Executive Members, Student Court Members, Student Senators, Campus Attractions Staff, Volunteer Network Staff, Inter-Fraternity Council Officers, Panhellenic Council Officers, Fraternity and Sorority Standard Board Members, Cheerteam members including mascots, and Hall Government Presidents must meet academic and conduct eligibility standards.
Students who are employed in leadership positions such as resident assistants, orientation leaders, student athletes, and the Spectrum staff must meet the minimum eligibility requirements as well as meet the employment criteria of the department for whom they report to. The department will be responsible for ensuring that students meet the University eligibility guidelines.
Creating Awareness of the Policy
During each academic year, representatives from the Memorial Union Student Activities Office staff will meet with the leadership of each recognized student organization/group to determine or review the leadership positions that fall under the guidelines of this policy. The official list of leadership positions will be kept in the Memorial Union Student Activities Office. On an annual basis the leadership and advisor of the organization/group shall review the list of leadership positions for accuracy and relevancy and submit any changes to the Memorial Union Student Activities Office staff. Each semester, the organization/group adviser shall be responsible for administering an eligibility participation check on the identified leadership positions for the organizations/groups that they advise.