Responsibilities of Undergraduate Organizations

All student organizations must abide by the Undergraduate Regulations. Upon registration, organizations, their officers, and their members assume the responsibility to be aware of and abide by the Undergraduate Regulations.

A student who is believed to have violated University policy or state or federal law (including but not limited to hazing, sexual misconduct, or theft) in the course of working for or participating in the activities of an undergraduate organization may be brought before the Yale College Executive Committee or the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC), as appropriate, for possible disciplinary action and/or referred to appropriate civil authorities.

Student organizations must also operate in accordance with Yale policies on equal opportunity, which state, “Yale does not discriminate … against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”

As part of complying with the Yale policy on equal opportunity, each organization is responsible for making reasonable accommodations to assist students with disabilities who indicate that they wish to participate in the organization’s activities or attend one of its events. The University’s Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, 221 Whitney Avenue, and the director of the Resource Office on Disabilities, 35 Broadway (rear entrance), Room 222, are available to help organizations with these efforts.

Finally, undergraduate organizations must operate on a non-profit basis.