POLICY MANUAL

Clubs and School Organizations - Policy P7-43

A. Generally
No student will be deprived of any activity sponsored by the school division in which he/she is eligible to participate. Students shall be given opportunities to join various clubs and organizations in the schools. The objective of these clubs and organizations shall be to provide a worthwhile goal for attainment by the students while maintaining a close relationship with the regular school program. All activities not specifically approved by the superintendent of schools or the principal are prohibited. Further, no type of club initiation which embarrasses, ridicules, or intimidates a student will be permitted.

B. Sororities, Fraternities, and Secret Societies
Sororities, fraternities, clubs or secret societies whose membership depends on the permission of the group rather than the free choice of the qualified student will not be permitted to operate in any school in this division.

C. Student Responsibilities
It shall be clearly understood by any student running for office or any honorary position that he or she represents the whole student body, and if elected or appointed, will work for all students regardless of race, religion, or personal prejudices. Furthermore, any student qualified to participate in any type of activity sponsored by the school division may do so without regard to race, religion or creed.

Adopted by School Board: June 19, 1973
Revised by School Board: August 16, 1977

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