NMSU is committed to the safety and well-being of our students. As concerns for COVID-19 grow, we want our community to be aware of the University’s actions and statements.
Please click the link http://nmsu.edu/coronavirus/ for updates to NMSU facilities hours and programming due to COVID-19.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs offers outside the classroom involvement, an essential complement to the student’s academics. Our program/services are non-academic and are provided directly to the student.
The goal of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is to promote involvement, interpersonal and leadership development, service learning, and civic responsibility by providing educational/developmental programs and activities to the students, therefore enhancing outside the classroom learning. Leadership and personal growth opportunities are offered through involvement in Student Organizations, Greek Life, The Office of Volunteer and Community Service and more.
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Student Organization COVID-19 Policies
Effective August 19th, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the student organization experience will look very different this year, with nearly all student organization activity shifting to outdoors or online. Having seen examples and/or talking with students I am confident that our NMSU student organizations will use this situation as a chance to think creatively and continue to be a central engagement feature of Aggie life. The NMSU Student Organization Rules for Activities & Events were created with the health and safety of our campus community as the foundation of our expectations. Student organization officers are to lead the implementation and foster compliance with these requirements. While outlined here in the context of student organizations, students should note that many of these policies are also applicable to informal gatherings of on-campus residents. This plan is dynamic and reflects the current situation. As we learn more about COVID-19 and local, state, or national conditions change, our plans and procedures will evolve. Changes will be posted online (Department of Student Life and the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs websites (formerly campus activities). Should you have any specific questions that are not covered in this document please feel free to contact the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with questions.
UPDATED: August 19, 2020 | Most recent updates include:
- Student organization facility reservations – ARFs are required for all activities.
- Student organization travel (domestic and international) is not permitted
- Organization mail and packages should be directed to a member’s home address instead of the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs in Corbett or your advisor.
- ASNMSU Finances – allocations for travel will not be approved for Fall 2020
Events, Activities, & Meetings
Based on CDC College and university and ACHA guidance, convening in groups carries an increased risk of viral transmission. This information, combined with the extremely limited number of large spaces that allow for indoor physical distancing as well as catering limitations the vast majority of meetings, events, and activities should be held virtually using online collaboration tools (e.g., Zoom, MS Teams, Google Hangouts). All students have free access to Zoom, a collaborative meeting tool supported by NMSU ICT, and the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs will continue to provide information and resources related to online engagement.
Limited in-person events hosted by student organizations will be permitted. For the health and safety of the NMSU community, the following guidelines have been put in place for student organization sponsored events until further notice. Any student organization event, regardless of location, must meet all these directives to be fully aligned with NMSU’s policies and expectations.
On-campus residents will have limited access to campus buildings. Students living off campus during Fall 2020 are not permitted to be in residence halls or apartments as visitors campus unless specifically granted permission by Housing & Residential Life.
- Required Public Health Measures
- Group Size
- Competitive Sports Activities
- Off Campus Events
- Food & Beverages at Events (on and off campus)
- Student Organization Events with Alcohol
- Giveaways (swag, marketing material, etc.)
- In-Person Event Registration
- Non-NMSU Guests, Speakers, Performers, etc.
- Event Accessibility
The annual Aggie Carnival will be held virtually on October 3rd! Student Organizations will be featured via interactive App. More information will be provided shortly. Student Organizations can follow this link to set up their Raftr! For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Rule Enforcement & Accountability
Maintaining a healthy campus environment is the responsibility of all members of the university community. In addition to individual responsibility, members of the community should foster accountability in the people around them and should address instances of non-compliance directly, if they are comfortable and it is safe to do so.
Each in-person event must have at least one designated event host who represents the organization and is responsible for ensuring all guidelines are followed. If an attendee refuses to follow established guidance, they should be asked to leave and may be reported for non-compliance.
Alleged violations of these policies by a student or student organization should be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students, email@example.com or 575-646-1722.
Potential consequences for failure to abide by these policies may include, but are not limited to warnings, loss of privileges, revocation of university charter and frozen financial accounts.