St. John's University aims to complement
the formal knowledge imparted in the classroom with other learning
experiences which promote personal development. While stressing
academic excellence, the University recognizes the importance of
providing facilities, services, programs and staff which help
integrate social, cultural, athletic, spiritual and
academically-related activities with classroom learning.
Involvement in these groups and organizations presents students
with the opportunity to take responsibility for shaping the campus
environment, for broadening their learning, for gaining leadership
and interpersonal skills and for developing a commitment to
Students are free to organize and to join
associations whose stated purposes are consistent with the
University mission and its Catholic character and Vincentian
tradition. All student organizations seeking eligibility for
University benefits must be registered with the Department of
Student Life and with the Student Government of their respective
campus and must follow the procedures outlined below.
Students who hold leadership positions in
organizations must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and maintain
a 2.0 or better grade point average.
Registered groups are expected to conduct
their activities in an orderly, responsible and civil manner in
order to maintain a community consistent with the mission and goals
of the University. Registered groups which depart from these
standards and norms will be held accountable.
Although the University recognizes the
educational value of student organizations, the registration of a
student organization in no way, expressly or implied, indicates
that the University endorses or is responsible for the actions,
positions or points of view espoused privately or publicly by any