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2006-2007 University Catalog

SA.21.001 - Policy on Eligibility Requirements for Student Clubs and Organizations

Purpose
To ensure that student leaders in clubs and organizations at California State University Channel Islands maintain academic excellence while participating in co-curricular activities, academic and behavioral requirements have been established in order to maintain an optimal balance.

Background
The Chancellor's Office memorandum, “Qualifications for Student Office Holders,” dated August 4, 1997, states that all student representatives must be enrolled and in good standing at the university, maintain a 2.0 GPA each term, and not be on probation of any kind. This applies to major student government offices, minor student representative offices as defined by the campus, and student representatives to system-wide committees.

Accountability
Dean of Student Life

Applicability
All enrolled students at California State University Channel Islands

Definitions
Club/Organization is defined as a group of students that share a common interest or characteristic and meet regularly for the purposes of exchanging information or planning activities.

GPA is defined as grade point average.
Club/Organization officer is defined as an elected position, generally a president, vice president, secretary treasurer and/or parliamentarian.

Club/Organization member is defined as a student in a general membership role without a specific title or job function.

Policy
Eligibility Requirements will be reviewed each semester
Minimum eligibility requirements to be a member of a club or organization at CSUCI:

  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing (not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Be free of any holds on University records

Eligibility Requirements will be reviewed each semester.
Minimum eligibility requirements to be an officer of a club or organization at CSUCI:

  • Have an overall CSUCI GPA of at least 2.5 (Undergraduates)
  • Have an overall CSUCI GPA of at least 3.0 (Post Baccalaureate)
  • Have an overall Transfer GPA of at least 2.5 (Transfers)
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing (not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  • Be free of any holds on University records

Failure to meet the above requirements will result in the student member's removal from the Club/Organization's roster prior to the start of the next semester.

First time freshmen students without a CSUCI GPA can not serve as officers, but may participate as general members their first semester. However, upon completion of their first semester they must follow the eligibility requirements outlined for general membership. Clubs/Organizations may impose more restrictive requirements in their constitution(s) or bylaws.

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