2.12 Student Life

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Chapter 2: Students

2.12 Eligibility for Participation in Student Life

Related Minnesota State Board Policy: 2.8 Student Life 
Related Minnesota State Board Policy: 2.9 Academic Standing  
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure: None.
Related State Statute: 136 F.01, subdivision 5 
Minnesota State Statute: 136F.72 Subd. 3  

Purpose:  To provide a framework for participation in a wide range and balance of student activities that complements the curricular offerings of the institution.

Part 1:  Participation in student organizations and clubs is limited to currently enrolled Normandale Community College students.

Subpart A:  All members of clubs and student organizations must sign the Waiver of Liability, Indemnification and Release Form prior to participation in activities.


Subpart B: In order to participate in club or organization sponsored special events (i.e., conferences, trips, etc.), a student must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

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Part 2:  Students holding leadership positions in clubs and student organizations must maintain eligibility standards.

Subpart A:  Leadership positions include but are not limited to:

  1. Student Senate President, Executive Cabinet and Senators
  2. President and staff positions of Program Board
  3. President and executive positions of Phi Theta Kappa
  4. Editor and staff positions of the Lions’ Roar Newspaper
  5. Student Life Budget Committee Chair and student members
  6. Student appointments to institutional committees
  7. Club President or designated student leader

Subpart B:  Minimum eligibility standards to hold leadership position

  1. Must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.  (Not applicable to first semester students who have not yet established a GPA.)
  2. Must be making satisfactory academic progress with a minimum 67% completion rate.  (Not applicable to first semester students who have not yet established a completion rate.)
  3. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six semester credits.
  4. Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  5. Must have a current Waiver of Liability, Indemnification, and Release form on file.

Subpart C:  Exceptions

  1. Student organizations and clubs may choose to implement higher eligibility standards than the minimum standards specified above.
  2. The Dean of Students shall grant any exception to this policy.
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  Policy History:
Date of Adoption:  1999
Date of Implementation: 1999
Date and Subject of Revisions: 2006
Next Review Date:  2014-15
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