That, upon recommendation of the UW System President, the Board of Regents adopts the following policy on the recognition of student organizations:

Student organizations that select their members or officers on the basis of commitment to a set of beliefs (e.g., religious or political beliefs) may limit membership, officer positions, or participation in the organization to students who affirm that they support the organization’s goals and agree with its beliefs, so long as no student is excluded from membership, officer positions, or participation on the basis of his or her race, color, creed other than commitment to the beliefs of the organization, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, or, unless exempt under Title IX, sex.

This policy is in addition to other requirements for the official recognition of student organizations set forth in UW System or institutional policy documents, except that, to the extent that such UW System or institutional policy documents are inconsistent with this policy statement, they are superseded.


History:  Res. 9279 adopted 12/8/06.

See Also:

SYS 820, Segregated University Fees (formerly F50)

[UW System Administrative policies are included for reference and are separate from Regent Policy Documents adopted by the Board.]