XVII. Extracurricular Activities

A. Participation

  1. In order to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. be enrolled in a degree program
    2. maintain a schedule with at least six credit hours on a for-credit basis or be a student in the Center for Career Discovery and Development on a work term
    3. all student organization officers must be enrolled in Georgia Tech classes with at least six credit hours on a for-credit basis or be a student in the Center for Career Discovery and Development on a work term in Atlanta
  2. Changes in academic standing that affect eligibility become effective at the end of each academic term, usually the Tuesday following Final Examination Period.
  3. Any student placed on Academic Drop/Dismissal or Review, or placed on Suspension or Expulsion by the Office of Student Integrity, is immediately ineligible for participation. Any student placed on Suspension in Abeyance may be immediately ineligible, based upon the individual organization’s decision to allow participation.
  4. Changes in disciplinary standing that affect eligibility become effective immediately.
  5. Participation also requires satisfaction of any additional requirements established by the Student Activities Committee of the Academic Senate.

B. Scheduling of Events

  1. All student organizations must make written application to, and receive permission from, the Division of Student Life to hold a social function.
  2. In each term, the weekend before the Final Examination Period is closed to student-sponsored extracurricular events.

C. Student Organizations

  1. All student organizations must adhere to the Student Organization Code of Conduct, the Student/Student Organization Alcohol Policy, and other policies set forth by the Division of Student Life.
  2. Every organization must renew its charter every year or when changing officers by submitting an Officer Update Form and by signing the Alcohol Policy Acknowledgement Form.
  3. Requirements and standards for chartering a student organization are established by the Student Activities Committee of the Academic Senate and are available from the Division of Student Life.

D. Fraternity and Sorority Regulations

  1. To be eligible for initiation, a student must be a full-time student not on academic or disciplinary probation.
  2. The initiation of any individual must be registered with and approved by the Division of Student Life prior to the initiation.
  3. The individual must meet all Georgia Tech Interfraternity Council (IFC) or Panhellenic requirements concerning initiation.
  4. All fraternities and sororities are subject to the rules established by the Georgia Tech IFC/Panhellenic/National Pan-Hellenic and all Georgia Tech policies, rules, and regulations.

E. Intercollegiate Athletics Regulations

  1. To be eligible for intercollegiate athletic competition, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
    1. be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, as defined in Regulation XVII, "Extracurricular Activities," Section A, "Participation";
    2. be carrying a full-time workload as defined in Regulation VI, "Scholastic Regulations," Section A, "Classification of Students," Item 3;
    3. be making satisfactory progress toward a degree; and
    4. meet any further requirements of the NCAA or other governing organization; see the Athletic Director for details.
  2. No student may be excused from regularly scheduled classes for athletic practice.
  3. Special accommodations may be made (or coordinated) for intercollegiate student-athletes whose competition schedules conflict with the first week of reading periods and final exams.
  4. No student may participate in more than two sports in intercollegiate competition in any school year, except by permission of the Division of Student Life. Being a manager or assistant manager is counted as participation within the meaning of this rule.