The Office of Student Activities strongly discourages student participation in non-registered organizations or groups, as the university does not provide any form of support, oversight and advisement for their members. Also, since these groups often lack national affiliation, they may not have liability insurance, or oversight policies for risk management, hazing or sexual harassment. Therefore if one of these organizations would experience a civil lawsuit, a member of that group might be held directly liable by a complainant, exposing himself/herself and their family members to unneeded risk. Furthermore, many times national organizations of these unrecognized groups choose not to acknowledge the University’s concerns or to take action against their chapters. Students who choose to become members of these non-registered organizations may not obtain all of the benefits available to those who join a registered/recognized organization.
It is important to understand that if you choose to become a part of an non-registered organization you will not be recognized by the college as an official member of that organization. Therefore, be sure to verify the status of an organization with the Office of Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life before joining a student organization or beginning New Member Education Program for a fraternity or sorority. A up-to-date list of active student organizations can be accessed by clicking HERE. Simply search the name of the organization and if they appear on the website, they are considered “registered” and “active” with Georgia Southern University.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 912-478-7270.
Last updated: 7/13/2021