When is a Student Organization a Student Organization?

At OSU learning occurs in a variety of learning environments. Our Student Organizations contribute to a vibrant and inclusive community by engaging peers in activities centered on scholarship, intercultural exchange, and wellbeing. At OSU a Student Organization includes registered student organizations or student groups affiliated with an academic unit.

In deciding whether a Student Organization is responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct, the Director of SCCS, or their designee, will consider whether one or more of the following factors are present:

  1. The violation arises out of an event sponsored, organized, financed, or endorsed by the Student Organization;
  2. The violation occurs on premises owned or controlled by the Student Organization;
  3. The leadership of the Student Organization had knowledge, or should have had knowledge, of the likelihood that a violation would occur and failed to take corrective or preventative action; or
  4. A pattern of individual violations is found to have existed without proper and appropriate group control, remedy, or sanction.

It is important to note that individuals may be held accountable for behaviors in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct whether or not an organization violation is determined to have occurred. In some cases, an individual student and an organization in which they represent, may be held accountable (through separate processes) for the same action.

Director: Carol Millie [email protected]

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (SCCS)

150 Snell Hall • (541) 737-3656 • [email protected]