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Registration Guidelines

Constitution & By-Laws

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The constitution and/or by-laws of an organization contains the rules and procedures that govern the actions and activities of the organization. The constitution should:

  • State the purpose and objective of the organization
  • Define the purpose of the organization and criteria for membership
  • Outline all rules that the organization considers important enough that the organization cannot change without previous notice to the members and a majority vote
  • Include a "Non Discrimination Clause":

    "Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation, by any individual or unit of this organization is prohibited. A cause of action is created under this article for any individual who feels that he/she has been discriminated against in violation of this section."

  • State the rights and limitations of any members, officers and advisors.

 View examples of a Model Constitution >>

Office of Student Life

Phone: 303-556-3399 • Fax: 303-556-3695

Street Address: 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 303, Denver, CO 80204 • Mailing Address: Campus Box 83, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364


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