Policies Governing Social Events
It is expected that all social activities support standards of good taste and refinement. Any group sponsoring an event or function will be responsible for any misconduct by its members or guests.
Only College students will be admitted to events. Each organization shall do whatever is necessary to check student ID cards for admission to events. Those people who are not enrolled at the College should politely be refused admission. Sponsoring organizations will make necessary arrangements through the Dean of Student Services. Campus security must be notified for on-campus activities. Sponsoring organizations are required to make necessary arrangements for physical needs with the Maintenance Department. Signatures of the advisor and Dean of Student Services are necessary on all job order requests.
Any College organization planning a social event must register that event with the Dean of Student Services on the form available in that office. This must be done before the date of the activity (on or off campus). This form should be filled out completely, including advisor’s signature. Approved forms will be kept on file in the Dean of Student Services’ Office. All College events, on or off campus, will be approved by the Dean of Student Services only after the faculty advisor has approved them.
Hours for Events
Social events will be scheduled at a reasonable time that will not affect or hinder class attendance.
The College does not, under any conditions, approve of the recreational use of alcoholic beverages. Public display, possession or the use of alcoholic beverages on campus is prohibited. No alcoholic beverage containers nor signs or other items referring to alcoholic beverages may be displayed on campus.
Chaperones will be determined by the type of event. Normally, at least one faculty member should be present. Events will normally be approved provided the faculty advisor has given prior approval on the standard form. The responsibility of the social event will rest entirely with the organization and its advisor (sponsor).
Hazing is prohibited at the College. Hazing is any action taken or situation created, whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule to any person. Such activities and situations include paddling in any form, scavenger hunts, road trips, excessive fatigue, deprivation of normal sleep, engaging in
public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating activities and other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the College. No club shall allow any of its members or other persons to participate in any hazing ceremony, activity or practice. It is also against the law in Alabama to participate or to allow participation in any form of hazing.
Quiet Week will extend through the five class days immediately preceding final examinations. During this period, instructors are requested not to require activity which will take students from other classes. The purpose of “quiet week” is to allow students and faculty members to give full attention to preparation for final examinations. Students and student organizations may not schedule social activities during quiet week or during the week of final examinations.
Unauthorized Student Group Gatherings
Any and all students and/or persons participating in an unauthorized group meeting on the campus which creates a disturbance or causes destruction of College or personal property, or brings discredit to the College, shall be subject to disciplinary action and possible civil action.
Participants are defined as those persons actively engaged in the action and those drawn to the scene out of curiosity as spectators. Any student that can be identified personally by the College officials and/or through photographs taken at the scene of the disturbance are also defined as participants.