Student Organization Resources

Recognized Student Organization and Student Activity Handbook

Student Organization Quick Reference Guide

Leaders should check their canvas for updates.  If you are not enrolled in the Student Organization Leaders Canvas but attended training contact

Schedule a Zoom meeting with a Student Leadership Consultant:


These resources are available for student leaders and will be updated as they become available to help your organization operate from anywhere. 

How can I prevent hazing?

  • If this is an emergency or you or someone you know needs assistance immediately, please contact the UNA Police Department at 256-765-4357.
  • Office of Student Engagement 256-765-4248
  • Office of Student Conduct 256-765-5012 Email:
  • You may also submit a report online using the form at

What is hazing?

Defined as an act that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or that destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization. Participation or cooperation by the person(s) being hazed does not excuse the violation. Failing to intervene to prevent (and/or) failing to discourage (and/or) failing to report those acts may also violate this policy.

Hazing is also agains the law and you could be held criminally responsible.  Be aware that some students may be minors.  Child Endangerment is another serious offense. 

Hazing Prevention Week

  • Hazing Prevention Week is sponsored each year by the Fraternity and Sorority Life office and governing councils. 

1. Academic & Professional

These organizations are connected with an academic program, college, or department and are advised by a faculty or staff member in the program. 

2. Campus Ministry

These organizations are affiliated with a religious organization and have a point of contact with the organization who works closely with students (campus minister, ministry director, etc.)

3. Registered Club Sports

 Club sports are registered through Student Engagement and approved by the Student Recreational Center.  Club Sports participate in competitions, meets, etc. and must adhere to additional guidelines outlined by the Recreational Sports and Fitness Program

4. Distinguished University Service

 Members of these organizations are ambassadors for affiliated programs, departments, colleges, etc. Membership in these organizations is determined by university officials. 

5. Faith Based

 Faith Based organizations are centered around spiritual or religious values, but do not have a campus minister or spiritual leader paid/appointed by an external organization.

6. Fraternities and Sororities

 UNA defines a social fraternity/sorority as an organization that exists to promote fraternal relationships and personal development; requirement for membership is subjective and is not limited to a specific field of study, class year, etc; and members are not permitted to hold membership in other identified social fraternities/sororities at the University. 

7. Honor Societies

Honor Societies recognize personal achievement and membership is limited to those chosen by the organization. 

8. Multicultural

Multicultural organizations promote an appreciation for a specific ethnicity or culture.

9. Special Interest      

Special Interest organizations organize around a specific interest or shared commitment. 

10. University Sponsored  

University Sponsored organizations are programs sponsored by non-academic university divisions, departments, offices or service areas.