Policies Governing Social Events

  1. Clubs and Organizations sponsoring an event will be responsible for misconduct by its members and guests. Only Southern Union State Community College students and invited guests will be admitted to events.

  2. Sponsoring organizations are required to make necessary arrangements for physical needs.

  3. Any College organization planning a social event should request an approval form from the Coordinator of Student Life at least two weeks before the date of the activity. The form should be signed by the advisor and reviewed by the Associate Dean of Students. Approved requests will be kept on file in the Associate Dean of Students’ office.

  4. Social events must conclude by 12:00 midnight.

  5. The College does not, under any conditions, approve the use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs. Public display of or the use of alcoholic beverages or drugs in any area of any campus is prohibited.

  6. The club/organization’s members and advisor(s) sponsoring the activity must be present for the duration of the event.

  7. Hazing is prohibited at Southern Union State Community College. Hazing is any action taken or situation created, whether on or off college premises, 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 Southern Union State Community College. No club shall allow any of its members or other persons to participate in any hazing ceremony, activity, or practice. It is against Alabama law to participate or allow participation in any form of hazing.