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Appendix M: Auxiliary Groups

Policy Concerning Auxiliary Groups

1. No student organization may sponsor or support an auxiliary group in any form. An auxiliary group is defined as a supplemental group to an organization in which, for whatever reason, the participants are ineligible to become full members of that organization. These include, but are not limited to, the following: little sisters, big brothers, favorites, Stardusters, Diamonds, Pearls, friends of the chapter, Sweethearts, Doves, Rush Hostesses, etc.

2. Student organizations may not give out jerseys, t-shirts, etc. to any non-members that would imply auxiliary membership to that group. This includes the giving of jerseys to sorority women which denote the sorority's letters but in the fraternity's colors or vice versa. The following exceptions apply:

A. T-shirts given that commemorate a specific event (i.e. social, philanthropy, etc.).

B. The individual was chosen as that organization's sole sweetheart (i.e. fraternity sweetheart, "Dagger Man", etc.) or homecoming representative.

3. Composites of an organization may only contain active members, advisors and a sole Sweetheart/Beau. Organizations may not have special composites made featuring non-member of the organization.

4. Under no circumstances will a rush, or recruitment activity, be held to recruit individuals for auxiliary organizations. This includes recruiting non-members to do things for the organization in exchange for some type of honor or recognition.

5. Individuals who affiliate with auxiliary groups are also in violation of this policy and can be referred to the student discipline system.

If a student has a complaint which is not specifically addressed in the Connection and Student Handbook, he or she should initially attempt to resolve that issue with the other person(s) involved. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of that attempt, then he or she should submit a written description of the problem to the department head or other designated person who has responsibility for the area of concern.