Please note that these statements were established by Central Administration. Policy changes to this document must be approved by the Office of the Vice Chanellor for Administration.
All organizations functioning on the Kansas City campus of the University of Kansas Medical Center are required to register with the KUMC Division of Student Services, Office of Student Life on an annual basis. Registration of the organization provides for official identification of the affiliated group, use of designated university facilities and services, eligibility for funding, and the opportunity for communication of the group's activities with the campus adminstration and other organizations.
Organizations must be established for purposes which are legal, consistent with the broad educational goals of the University and the Medical Center and in accord with the regulations, guidelines, and policies of the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University, the Board of Regents and the State of Kansas. However, registration does not imply KUMC endorsement of the purposes of an organization nor does KUMC assume sponsorship responsiblity for any of the activities of the group on or off KUMC property.
Regents Policy on Organizational Membership
The established policy of the Board of Regents of the State of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religious faith or national origin within the instructions under its jurisdiction. All fraternal and campus-related organizations shall follow this policy in the selection of their members, except the prohibition against sex discrimination shall not apply to social fraternities or sororities which are excluded from the application of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
The right of organizations to establish standards for membership is acknowledged provided that all students are afforded equal opportunity to meet those standards. Just as all students have the right to choose with whom they would associate on the campus, an organization shall have the right to select its members subject to these principles. Nothing in this policy shall be interpreted as imposing a requirement, which violates the principle of selection on the basis of individual merit.
The responsibility for compliance with this policy lies with each organization. In discharge of its responsibility, each organization shall acknowledge its understanding of this policy. Such acknowledgement shall assure that there exist no restrictions on membership, either local or national, which violates this policy.
The Chancellor or President of each institution under the jurisdiction of the Board shall establish a committee composed on students, faculty, and administrative personnel, to deal with matters related to this policy and its application. In the event of alleged violation of the policy, the committee shall investigate the allegation and report findings and recommendations regarding it to the institution’s Chancellor or President.
The following types of organizations are eligible to register with the University of Kansas Medical Center through the Division of Student Services, Office of Student Life.
In order for an organization to register with the University of Kansas Medical Center, a group must:
The registration process occurs at the beginning of each new year (January/February). At that time, all organizations must submit a current registration form to the Office of Student Life. The Office will review an organization's registration materials and determine: a) if the group is eligible to register with the University of Kansas Medical Center; and, b) the organization's category for registration purposes. The registering organization and their advisor will be notified via e-mail of the Offices's decision to grant or to deny registration status. The current registration database can be found at http://www2.kumc.edu/studentorgs/ .
Groups wishing to appeal a decision about registration status should contact the Vice Chancellor of Student Services.
The Division of Student Services maintains complete files of registration materials throughout the academic year to which the registration applies. A record of the organization registration will be maintained for historical purposes.
Benefits for Registered Organizations
Registering with KUMC entitles organizations to the following benefits: