Administrative policy regarding participation in student activities | Policy Register | Kent State University

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Administrative policy regarding participation in student activities

  1. Purpose. A student’s pursuit in extracurricular activities is an essential part of the overall educational opportunities offered at Kent state university. Students who seek to engage in these activities, whether specifically stated herein or otherwise, must meet certain eligibility requirements established either by the university, the student organization, or other entity.
  2. Student organization. Each student organization may set such additional requirements deemed appropriate to its own purposes. These requirements must be placed on file, in the form of a constitution or bylaws, with the center for student involvement (CSI).
    1. Requirements.
      1. Any student that is provided a scholarship for a leadership position, as defined in rule 3342-7-05.3 of the Administrative Code, must be enrolled in at least eight undergraduate credit hours or six graduate credit hours.
      2. Any student that is provided a scholarship for a leadership position must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.25, free from academic probation or semester warning, and have passed at least six or more hours in the preceding semester of attendance. First semester students who are not officially classified under a transfer status are exempt from these requirements.
      3. All students who are officers and/or spokespersons of registered student organizations not provided a scholarship by university policy must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and remain free from probation or semester warning.
      4. A single summer term does not impact eligibility except in regard to the cumulative grade point average. A two-term summer program has the same status as any other semester.
      5. The primary advisor and the president of each organization are primarily responsible for determining the eligibility of its participants and for enforcing the eligibility regulations. Any members of, or advisor to, an organization may request that the CSI staff determine the eligibility of officers of that organization on the basis of these criteria. Additionally, the CSI staff may initiate the checking procedure. If any students are ineligible to hold office, the advisor and president will be notified. Students who participate in the activities described in this rule must withdraw from such activities at once if the student becomes ineligible to participate. The primary advisor shall be required to review student standing at the beginning of each academic term.
  3. Intercollegiate athletics.
    1. In order to participate in intercollegiate athletics, student must meet all NCAA and MAC eligibility requirements as they may be amended from time to time.

      This policy formerly numbered 3342-4-01.3.
Policy Effective Date: 
May. 30, 2017
Policy Prior Effective Dates: 
11/4/1977, 9/11/1979, 1/25/1980, 6/25/1989, 5/24/1995, 2/28/1997, 4/21/1997, 9/26/2005, 6/1/2007, 7/18/2008, 3/1/2015, 8/3/2015, 11/1/2016