Regulations for Undergraduate Organizations

(As adopted by the Committee on College Life)

Recognition of Organizations

All officially recognized undergraduate organizations have the privilege of using Harvard College’s name and its facilities with limitations (detailed in the Student Organizations Handbook). Complete information on the procedures that should be followed to obtain recognition is found in the Student Organizations Handbook.

The following is required of all undergraduate organizations:

Official recognition follows upon recommendation of the Committee on College Life. To maintain official status, groups must register each October with the Office of the Dean of Harvard College. Failure to meet these requirements will cause an organization to be placed on probation and to lose all privileges given to recognized student organizations.

Officers' Responsibility

The officers of each organization are held responsible for knowledge of the following regulations and are expected to keep members of their organization informed of relevant portions. If there is any doubt about the interpretation or if any organization wishes an exception made, the Student Activities Office, University Hall, Ground Floor South, should be consulted. Members of organizations should note that other rules that may apply to them are contained in Chapter Five, General Regulations and Standards of Conduct. Any violation of the following regulations may lead to the suspension or revocation of an organization’s charter by the Committee on College Life.

The officers of every organization are expected to register with the Office of the Dean of Harvard College each year in October in order to assume activities for the academic year in question. Organizations that fail to meet the requirements of registration will be placed on probation and/or will lose their recognition status by the College.

General Requirements

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