Page 74 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 (b) a formal Course-Related Concern goes directly to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer for resolution. The dean submits all materials involved up to this point, along with a written recommendation for a solution to the problem to the Provost, who will then review materials submitted by both student and professor before scheduling a time, convenient for all involved, for the purpose of hearing both parties present their cases. The Provost, at his or her own discretion, may seek additional counsel as appropriate. The ruling of the Provost is final. -Approved by HSU faculty on August 18, 2016 11.8 Freedom of Association Students bring to the campus a variety of interests, and they develop many new interests as members of the university community. Students are free to join campus organizations that will promote their common interests. Limitations to the above statement include the following: (1) The organization, if it is a formal, ongoing structure, must be duly chartered and recognized by the appropriate university body(ies). (2) The organization must be duly sponsored in accordance with university policy. (3) The student wishing to associate with a campus organization must meet the academic, disciplinary, and other qualifications required for joining the organization. 11.9 Freedom of Inquiry and Expression Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. They will be free to support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the university and do not violate the values and standards of behavior articulated in the disciplinary code. The university and the larger community should understand that the public expressions of students or student organizations reflect their own personal views. 11.10 Student Participation in Institutional Government As constituents of the academic community, students are free, individually and collectively, to express their views on issues of institutional policy and/or matters of general interest to the student body. Students are represented on most faculty committees through student members of the committees. These students are voting members of the committees. The students are directly represented in the governance of the campus by the Student Government Association. Student Government Association is an elected body that serves as the voice of the student in making recommendations to various campus officials. SGA, along with other campus constituents, has only recommending powers. The official policy making authority is the Board of Trustees and its duly appointed administrator, the president of the university. 11.11 Student Publications Student publications and the student press are valuable aids in establishing and maintaining an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion and of intellectual exploration on the campus. They are a means of bringing student concerns to the attention of the faculty and the institutional authorities, and of formulating student opinion on various issues on the campus and in the world at large. The student publications of HSU are fully funded by the university and are subject to the same limitations and restrictions that apply to a newspaper’s relationship with the publisher. 11.12 Guest Speakers and Entertainers Guest speakers and entertainers are an important complement to the educational program of the university. Students are encouraged to recommend the speakers and entertainers of their choice to the appropriate sponsoring offices. All guest speakers and entertainers must be sponsored by an appropriate academic department, organization, or administrative office.