Themed Based Social Activities
An officially recognized and chartered club or organization's actions and/or activities must not be presented in a manner which tends to promote degrading or demeaning social stereotypes based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability. In determining whether an action or activity is degrading or demeaning within the meaning of the Code, the theme and all surrounding circumstances of the action or activity shall be considered in light of the following:
- Does it reinforce group stereotypes which the club or organization should reasonably know would be particularly offensive to any cultures in our society?
- Are the circumstances associated with the action or activity (i.e., advertisements, decorations, attire of participants) of the type which should reasonably be recognized as likely to foster negative connotations of the theme itself?
- Does the information available suggest that the theme, advertisements, decorations and attire were chosen to mock or degrade the groups associated with the theme?
- Does the information available suggest that the theme, advertisements, decorations and attire of the activity were chosen with the intent to incite breaches of the peace or disorder in the campus community?
- Was the activity staged under circumstances where the club or organization should reasonably know that breaches of the peace or disorder in the campus community were likely to result?
- Are the circumstances caused by negative behavior associated with the consumption of alcohol, or the misuse of drugs?