The functioning of registered student organizations shall be confined to and controlled by their active (voting) membership. The active (voting) membership shall be limited to regularly enrolled University of Washington students. Please Note: University of Washington Extension, UW-Tacoma, and UW-Bothell students and students of the ASUW’s Experimental College are not considered currently enrolled UW students and are not eligible to participate.
The number of University of Washington student members shall always exceed the number of non-student members at meetings and programs not open to the general public.
Between quarters, membership is construed to mean the membership of the previous quarter. Summer quarter is considered a regular quarter.
The inclusion of non-student members of the University community in the activities of student organizations may benefit both the organization and the campus. It should not, however, lessen the ability of students to make organizational decisions and determine the direction of their organization.
Each registered student organization has the right to select and expel its own members in accordance with the organization’s constitution and applicable University policies and procedures, and is accountable for actions of members representing the organization.
Organization officers or representatives are individually responsible for ensuring all active members meet University, as well as organization, requirements.
A student organization which restricts membership on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or status as Disabled Veteran, or Vietnam era veteran, shall not be allowed registered student organization status. An exception is made for fraternities and sororities to be single sex organizations per the implementing regulations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.