Involvement in campus clubs and organizations offers many opportunities for developing leadership skills; however, certain academic criteria are required of leaders. Leadership in an activity is a privilege and a responsibility, requiring commitment of time and energy. Therefore, student officers, senators and directors of any university-sanctioned activity must have and maintain through their term of office a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. (This excludes first-term students who do not have a TU GPA.) This policy covers all campus student organizations, except the Student Government Association, which requires a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Students who do not have a cumulative 2.00 GPA will not be allowed to assume office; students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 during their term of office must resign. In addition, students not regularly attending classes may be asked to relinquish their leadership positions. Regular attendance is based on regular faculty attendance policies.

This policy applies only to undergraduate students. Because the Department of Athletics monitors the grades of student athletes, students on institutionally sponsored athletic teams are exempt unless they also hold office in a student organization. Appeals for exceptions to this policy must be made to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and will be considered only under extraordinary circumstances.