Event Calendar

Monday, October 26, 2020

Student Organization Conduct Institute (Virtual)

Start Date: 10/26/2020 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/29/2020 5:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: ASCA

Email: asca@theasca.org
Phone: (979) 589-4604

Student organizations are a microcosm of the world beyond the collegiate experience. On our campuses, these organizations represent the full spectrum of the student population with a myriad of interests. Our students engage in organizations that relate to personal growth, cultural connections, and physical engagement. Although no two organizations are the same, each one must similarly tackle the challenges posed by social expectations, day-to-day decision making, and their group’s “traditions.” In navigating these challenges and questions, the activities sponsored by student organizations may result in violations of our institutional conduct code and organizational expectations.

The partnership we forge between campus based professionals representing multiple student affairs functional areas (e.g., Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government, Student Engagement, and Student Conduct), as well as our counterparts through the affiliated organizations (e.g., local community members, volunteers, Headquarter staff, alumni corporations) are fundamental to the long-term success of any organization.

Additionally, the relationships we create as campus-based professionals with those who support organizations locally, such as campus resources or community-based organizations, will help us to address the longevity and growth for student organizations. As partners to the supporters of student organizations, we must set up conduct practices that help to educate, adjudicate, and enhance students’ experiences in organizations holistically. We can help them understand their responsibilities as leaders and members and engage in dialogue to better support our organizations alumni and stakeholders. As professionals, we are connected to the organization’s success, failure, and growth.

During this institute, we will explore:

  • Laws and regulations informing our work
  • Best practices for investigative techniques
  • Evaluating institutional due process afforded to student organizations
  • Reflection on the sanctions and education we provide for student organizations
  • Examination of issues surrounding the identity of groups and the identity of the professionals working with the groups on campus versus through their national or local affiliations
  • Collaboration with advisors, student activities staff, faculty, senior leadership, the media, and national affiliations.
This virtual event will take place via ASCA's online learning management platform with synchronous and asynchronous elements. 

Click here to view the schedule for the week.  

  • Kathleen Shupenko, Associate Director, Office of Student Conduct, Penn State
  • Christina Parle, Director of Chapter Services and Conduct, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Regular Rate (ends Oct. 19):
ASCA Members: $300
Non-Members: $425

Late Registration (Oct. 20-26):
ASCA Members: $400
Non-Members: $525

A Zoom link will be provided the morning of the meeting. If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the ASCA Central Office at asca@theasca.org or 979-589-4604 as soon as possible.