3. Responsibilities of student organizations‚Äč

Organizations must:

  • adhere to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and the Campus Code of Conduct
  • consult with appropriate departments or university representatives when large, unusual, or potentially risky events are planned
  • ensure continuity from year to year by training new leaders and keeping good records
  • follow all university and departmental policies and procedures
  • have an advisor who is a full time faculty or staff member at  Cornell University's Ithaca campus (advisor must be not be on sabbatical)
  • have submitted a current constitution and bylaws to the Campus Activities Office
  • inform the Campus Activities Office of changes in organization in a timely fashion via their OrgSync page
  • manage university resources wisely, ethically, and according to university and department guidelines
  • obtain insurance coverage specific to the organization as deemed necessary by the organization
  • operate in a manner consistent with the goals and standards of the university
  • provide adequate lead time when services are needed from university departments
  • register/renew organization with the Campus Activities Office each fall and update any changes in their OrgSync page
  • remain in good standing with the university (organizations not in good standing will be referred to the appropriate university authorities)


Contact Us

Campus Activities Office
5th Floor, Willard Straight Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
phone: 607.255.4169
fax: 607.255.1116


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