Freedom of Association

Students bring a variety of previously acquired interests when they arrive on campus, and they develop many new interests as members of the university community. The university recognizes students’ freedom to organize and join associations to promote their common interests.

  1. In orders to ensure the integrity of recognized student organizations as Henderson student activities, the membership, policies, and actions of a recognized student organization will be determined by vote of only those persons who are currently enrolled as students.
  2. Students are free to organize informally for any legal aim, subject to the rules and regulations of the university. If they see official university recognition that makes them eligible for student activities funds and other student organization privileges as outlined in the Student Guide, they must have a written constitution formally approved by the Department of Student Affairs and be registered annually with the Associate Dean of Students.