Event Approval

Policy Memorandum No. 86

Policy Memorandum No. 26, Guidelines For Events Sponsored By Student Organizations (Clarified)

Recommended by the Commission on Student Affairs
Approved by University Council: February 15, 1988
Approved by the President: February 15, 1988
Effective: Immediately

In January, 1981, the University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Student Affairs, approved a policy authorizing certain administrative offices to approve events sponsored by student organizations, subject to appeal to the Commission on Student Affairs. This policy was set forth in Policy Memorandum No. 26, dated February 19, 1981. On February 15, 1988, University Council, again acting on recommendation of the Commission on Student Affairs, took action to clarify the policy and to establish additional procedure relating to it.

The purpose of the additional action by Council was to establish procedure whereby lists of all events not approved by university administrative officials be distributed monthly to the Commission on Student Affairs and to more strongly state "that the Commission on Student Affairs has the right to hear appeals from those student organizations whose events were not approved by the appropriate administrative official." Following is CSA Resolution 1987-88C, Event Approval, clarifying Policy Memorandum No. 26, as approved by Council:

WHEREAS, the Commission on Student Affairs is charged with the task of approving events sponsored by student organizations on campus; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has delegated that authority to university administrative officials; and

WHEREAS, the decisions made by those officials have not always reflected the will of the Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Commission did not intend, in delegating its authority, to lose control of the event review and approval process; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that lists of all events not approved will be distributed monthly to the Commission on Student Affairs as an attachment to the appropriate corresponding agenda; and let it be further

RESOLVED, that the Commission on Student Affairs has the right to hear appeals from those student organizations whose events were not approved by the appropriate administrative official.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm86