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into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or
include students at an educational institution.”
Students should be aware of the prescribed punishments for hazing violations, which range from not less than 90
days up to two years in jail or fines from $500 to $10,000, or both.
The offense of failing to report a hazing incident is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000,
confinement in county jail for not more than 180 days, or both such fine and confinement.
Any club or organization violating hazing regulations will be subject to suspension from further operation at
Hardin-Simmons University. Individuals involved in such activities will be subject to disciplinary action by the dean
of students or the Student Conduct Committee and to possible suspension from the university.
Costs for Organization Memberships
Each club and/or organization is responsible for informing all prospective members of the approximate cost of club
The following guidelines are offered to organizations and their prospective advisors:
Organizations are to submit to the dean of students names of prospective advisors (preferably faculty
members) for approval before the individual is contacted. The primary advisor must be a university
employee. The advisor’s name, if a faculty member, is then submitted to the vice president for academic
affairs for his approval.
The university views sponsorship as an advisory position. In keeping with this perspective, these points
should be followed:
Advisors should provide guidance toward a vision of positive interaction among club members, of positive
cooperation among clubs, and of the responsibility of club members to represent the university positively.
Advisors should make it a priority to establish with the group a relationship that encourages open
communication and clearly establishes the nature of their relationship.
Advisors are strongly encouraged to attend regularly scheduled meetings and stay informed of all
Advisors should be familiar with the stated aims and purposes of HSU and of the organizations.
The advisor must sign all approval requests for off-campus club events and ensure that proper supervision
is provided at the event.
Interpretation of institutional policies should be made by the advisor to the organization’s membership.
The advisor, in cooperation with the officers, should represent the views of the organization to the
The advisor is responsible for all financial arrangements, to see that money is available before
commitments are made, and that payments are made promptly.
Beneficial educational experiences can result through the student organizations with the cooperative effort of
advisors, members, and the university.
All clubs and organizations are encouraged to deposit their funds with the Business Office for accounting purposes.
The following requirements are to be noted:
Request a receipt when money is deposited.