Student Organizations that have officially been recognized through the TCU Judiciary hold certain privileges and are responsible for certain guidelines. Other student organizations operating through the support of a department are also held to these standards.
The Committee on Student Life (CSL) oversees recognition of all student groups and empowers the TCU Judiciary (TCUJ) to make recognition decisions based specific guidelines approved by the CSL. The CSL delegates enforcement of general organizational policies and minor complaints of misconduct to three groups: TCUJ for non-club sports groups, Athletics Department for club sports teams, and the Graduate Student Council for graduate student organizations. The CSL hears all serious complaints against student organizations. A complaint is deemed serious at the discretion of staff members in the Dean of Student Affairs Office or the Co-Chairs of the CSL.
All student groups have the right to an impartial hearing following the student judicial process. Decisions of the TCUJ, Athletics Department, or Graduate Student Council related to general policy violations or group misconduct may be appealed to the CSL. Any initial decision made by the CSL (i.e., in cases of serious complaints) may be appealed to the Dean of Arts & Science or Dean of Engineering. For more information related to the hearing and appeal process, please refer to the student judicial process.