Regulations for Outside Organizations Sponsoring Yale Undergraduate Groups

Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Mission of the Sponsoring Organization must align with the mission and values of Yale University.
  • All activities of the Undergraduate Organization must comply with Yale College’s Undergraduate Regulations.
  • Any complaint of unethical conduct made against the national organization or the Yale Chapter must be shared with the Yale College Dean’s Office immediately by emailing
  • Student organizations must be able to terminate their connection with the sponsoring organization at will.

Sponsoring Organizations acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • Any funding given by Yale University, or given to Yale University on behalf of the student organization must remain completely under the control of the student leaders and not be turned over to the sponsoring organization.
  • Yale is not responsible for debts incurred by student organizations.
  • Students are not authorized to sign contracts on behalf of Yale University. Yale is not required to uphold contracts entered into by student organizations.
  • Student organization may not be used by for-profit entities to generate profits.
  • Yale does not allow advertising on our campus for the sale of items for profit. Sponsoring a student organization does not allow for access to the sponsoring organization to advertise on Yale’s campus.
  • Use of the Yale name for literature, publicity, social media, and printing must be approved by Yale’s Office of Trademarks and Licensing.
  • Any insurance provided by the sponsoring organization will be considered the primary insurance. Insurance provided by Yale will be secondary.
  • Any statement made to the press or for social media and/or websites involving Yale or Yale students must be shared with the Yale College Dean’s Office at least 24 hours prior to publication. Students do not have the authority to speak on behalf of Yale University, only on behalf of themselves.