The Michigan State University Anti-Discrimination policy states expectations for institutional and individual conduct. It applies to all University community members, including faculty, staff, students, registered student organizations, student governing bodies, and the University’s administrative units, and to the University’s contractors in the execution of their University contracts or engagements, with respect to all educational, employment, cultural, and social activities occurring on the University campus, University-sponsored programs and activities occurring off-campus, including but not limited to cooperative extension, intercollegiate athletics, lifelong education, and any regularly scheduled classes, University housing, and programs and activities sponsored by student governing bodies, including their constituent groups, and by registered student organizations.

This means that registered student organizations, and by extension their advisers, cannot discriminate against any student in respect to the former situations, as well as on the basis of a protected class. These classes are defined as a person’s age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight.

These expectations are why we require RSOs have the MSU Non-Discrimination Policy within the RSO’s Constitution.

Updated 6 July 2021