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  • Non-Discrimination

    Northern Kentucky University believes that student organizations play a vital role in every student's education. Therefore, every student shall have the right to participate in the student organization of his or her choice regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, age or ancestry.


  • Registered Student Organization Handbook

    Our office is committed to you and your organization's success as you play a monumental role in creating a sense of belonging here at Northern Kentucky University. This handbook provides the foundation to collaborate and work towards these goals together. It will provide you and your organization with the tools and resources to navigate your way through NKU.


  • Adviser's Manual

    By accepting the position of advisor to a registered student organization (RSO), you have chosen to become involved with campus activities. An advisor is a consultant to an organization and assists in the growth and development of the group by providing direction, advice, understanding and clarification. Find more information about being an adviser on this page.


  • Information about Constitutions

    A good constitution establishes structure and purpose of the group; creates methods for selecting officers; and designates powers and responsibilities to those members and officers. Find more information about writing a good constitution on this page.


  • Organization Renewal

    Organization Renewal begins each April for the following academic year. This process is used to ensure that Student Engagement has the correct information for all student organizations for the following academic year. Failure to re-register by the deadline will result in deactivation of the organization. Please review the Student Organization Handbook for more information on how to renew your organization.


  • Student Organization Travel Guidelines

    While travel experiences offer valuable learning opportunities, they also present potential risks and safety concerns. These guidelines have been adopted to address these potential risks, increase safety, and set forth a consistent set of standards to be followed in connection with Northern Kentucky University sponsored activities and events involving student organization travel.


  • Reserving and Using Space On Campus

    Facility reservations are an extremely important service of the Student Union/University Center. In order to accommodate groups requesting to use the Student Union/University Center facilities, it is important for everyone to fully cooperate with the reservation policy. Find more information about reserving rooms as a Registered Student Organization on this page.


  • Food Policy and Request for Exception to the Food Policy

    Northern Kentucky University has contracted with Chartwells the exclusive agent to purchase, prepare, and sell food, food products, and non-alcoholic beverages on its campus in Highland Heights, Kentucky, except as mutually agreed upon by NKU and the food service company. Find more information on this page.


  • Sales and Solicitations

    To ensure the orderly functioning of the University and to permit Registered Student Organizations or University departments an opportunity to supplement their allocated resources, Northern Kentucky University permits only these organizations and departments to engage in sales and/or solicitation as a part of their legitimate service and educational activities. Find more information on this page.


  • Bake Sales

    Northern Kentucky University has contracted with Chartwells the exclusive agent to purchase, prepare, and sell food, food products, and non-alcoholic beverages on its campus in Highland Heights, Kentucky, except as mutually agreed upon by NKU and the food service company. Find more information about bake sales and approvals on this page.


  • Indoor Flame Policy

    This policy applies to any individual or organization not otherwise recognized as a Northern Kentucky University Operations and Maintenance, commercial establishment, educational/scientific laboratory or clinic that is involved with the use of open flame to accomplish work assignments and procedures. Find more information about the indoor flame policy on this page.


  • Trademark Licensing

    NKU requires that all individuals, organizations, departments and companies, both internal and external, obtain prior approval before producing any product(s) that will display the university’s trademarks, regardless of the method of distribution.

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