New Member Procedures

Baylor University policies supersede policies set forth by national headquarters or sponsoring entities for all organizations. An exception may be made in circumstances in which the national or sponsoring entity policies are more stringent than, but do not conflict with, Baylor policies.

Non-Pledging Organizations

Non-pledging student organizations which do not require rush events or activities for membership must submit an online roster and include the names of new members to the Department of Student Activities each semester. New members must meet minimum requirements as specified in the appropriate organization’s recognized constitution and/or by-laws and those requirements established by the Department of Student Activities.

Organizations Participating in a Recruitment Process (Pledging)

New member education program proposals must be on file in the Department of Student Activities no less than four weeks prior to implementation. Changes to the organization’s new member education program must be submitted no less than seven working days prior to the first new member event. An updated, comprehensive calendar of new member events and activities must be submitted no less than seven working days prior to the first new member event. No student organization shall make any requirement of any new member which is not listed in the statement filed.