(a) The university registers a wide variety of student organizations to facilitate the diverse interests of the student body. Attendant to registration, organizations are granted certain privileges and assume certain responsibilities as set forth in these rules. Registration in no way implies that the university plans, organizes, or sanctions any particular activity or policy of a student organization. The term registration as it applies to student organizations in this chapter has the same meaning as the term recognition as used with respect to student organizations in chapter 504-26
(b) Pursuant to established policies, the university department responsible for student affairs makes student organization registration determinations.
(2) Membership in organizations.
(a) Full membership in student organizations is restricted to enrolled graduate and undergraduate students at Washington State University.
(b) Faculty and others may participate as honorary or associate members at the option of the organization, as specified in the organization's constitution.
(c) Only a full member may be eligible to vote on matters of business or hold an elective office in the organization.
(d) Washington State University does not register any student organization which directly or indirectly denies membership to any student because of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status or disability except that the permissibility of a single-sex organization is evaluated in accordance with Title IX guidelines. Registered student organizations must ensure that additional policies and procedures do not create de facto differentiation. Student organizations that select their members based on commitment to a creed or a set of beliefs (e.g., political or religious beliefs) may limit full membership and participation privileges to eligible individuals who, upon individual inquisition, affirm that they agree with the organization's beliefs and support the organization's goals; so long as no eligible individual is excluded from membership and participation on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, or disability except that the permissibility of a single-sex organization is evaluated in accordance with Title IX guidelines.
(e) Students who believe they have been denied membership in violation of subsection (2)(d) of this section may appeal to the director of the university department responsible for student affairs.
(f) Washington State University does not register a student organization if registration would violate local, state, or federal law.
(3) Requirements and responsibilities of registered student organizations.
(a) Officers of each organization are responsible for seeing that their organization abides by university rules and regulations concerning scheduling, financial projects, advertising, and other policies applicable to their respective campus as established by the department responsible for student affairs.
(b) Registered student organizations must have an advisor (see WAC 504-28-020
(c) Registered student organization funds must be deposited into a registered student organization account with the university. The university financial services office assists registered student organizations in establishing accounts and processing transactions.
(d) Each registered student organization must keep the following records current with the university department responsible for student affairs:
(i) Constitution and bylaws.
(ii) Officer roster card.
(iii) Student organization report including activities, accomplishments, and financial status.
(iv) Student event registration forms.
(4) Privileges of registered student organizations.
(a) Registered student organizations have the right to sponsor on-campus activities that comply with university rules, policies, and guidelines.
(b) The university department responsible for student affairs assists registered student organizations in understanding and complying with university rules and policies.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 09-11-070, § 504-28-010, filed 5/14/09, effective 6/14/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150, 28B.30.095 and 28B.30.125. 95-07-046, § 504-28-010, filed 3/8/95, effective 4/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150 and chapter 28B.19 RCW. 87-12-013 (Order 87-1), § 504-28-010, filed 5/26/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 80-07-015 (Order 80-2, Resolution No. 6/80-15), § 504-28-010, filed 6/11/80; Order 77-2, § 504-28-010, filed 8/3/77; Order 75-1, § 504-28-010, filed 7/7/75, effective 9/1/75; Order 73-5, § 504-28-010, filed 8/1/73; Order 5, § 504-28-010, filed 9/26/72; Order 3, § 504-28-010, filed 8/5/71.]