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As a part of the role which student organizations plav in the education
process, organizations provide students with opportunities to explore new
ideas and new leadership roles, and to engage occasionally in the open debate
of controversial issues. Students are allowed to succeed, to fail, to argue, to
discover new truths and to make mistakes. Students are taught how to live
with others in an open spirit of freedom, compromise, and mutual respect.

Stetson University recognizes the legal right of persons to assemble and
to speak and the significant role free speech and academic freedom play in
the life of a university. Student organizations, however, do not speak for or repre-
sent the University, nor are their views or activities necessarily promoted or
condoned by the University.


RECOGNITION - All student organizations must be approved by the
University in order to be officially recognized. They must have a Charter,
a set of officers, a list of members, a statement of purpose, and a program
of activities.

RESTRICTIONS - The University recognizes the legal right of students
to organize and to speak in an environment supportive of an open exchange
of ideas. Nonetheless, the University does not allow organizations on campus
which deny human rights of other individuals, which disrupt orderly Univer-
sity processes, or which attempt to do psychological or physical harm to others.

PROCEDURE - In order to qualify as a recognized organization at Stet-
son University, the following must be accomplished:


1. The group seeking recognition must submit to the Office of Student
Life a constitution with the following information:

a. Name of organization

b. Purpose of organization

c. Membership eligibility

d. List and description of officers and duties

e. List of committees and their functions

2. Roster of Charter members

3. Name of faculty advisor and his/her statement of consent to serve
in advisory capacity.

4. The constitution, list of Charter members and faculty advisor con-
sent statement must be submitted to the Campus Life Committee
one week prior to voting

5. The recommendation of the Campus Life Committee is sent to the
Vice President/Dean of Campus Life for final approval.

POLICY ON HAZING - Stetson University believes that involvement
in student organizations greatly enhances the development of college students.
An organization's member education program, if developed and conducted
in an atmosphere of mutual respect with social and moral responsibility, can
contribute much to the student's total education. In keeping with this prin-
ciple, and in view of the possibility of abuses by student organizations at Stet-
son and university campuses throughout the country, Stetson University has
defined hazing as "any action taken or situation created intentionally, on
or off the University campus, by students or off-campus individuals to pro-
duce physical discomfort, embarrassment, harrassment, or ridicule." Any stu-
dent organization found in violation of this policy will be subject to a review
of its continued functioning by the Vice President/Dean of Campus Life at
which time appropriate action of the most serious kind will be taken.

Student organizations may develop more detailed statements on hazing
which may be supported by the University.


Greek-letter organizations have traditionally assumed an active role in
contributing the the cultural, educational, and social life of the campus in
providing leadership opportunities for students. At Stetson University,
students have the opportunity to affiliate with six national sororities and six-
national fraternities. At Stetson University, sororities and fraternities are in-
volved in educational programs, community service, and leadership develop-
ment, in addition to providing a strong bond of friendship among those in-
vited to affiliate with the organizations. Greek-letter organizations are an ex-
citing part of University life. Fraternities and sororities hold Formal Rush
activities (membership drives) in the fall for returning and certain transfer
students and in the Winter term semester for freshmen.



On the following page is a list of officially recognized organizations for
the 1992-93 academic year. Each student organization is responsible for com-
pleting a registration renewal form with the Director of Student Life no later
than October 1st of each year, declaring their intention to function for the
current academic year. Organizations failing to do this will forfeit the right
to use University facilities, receive University funds, and be represented in
student publications such as the student newspaper and the yearbook.



College of Arts and Sciences

American Chemical Society

Art Club

Association of Exercise Science and Sport

Deutsch Club (German)

Phi Alpha Theta (History)

Society of Physics

Theta Alpha Phi (Theatre)

Toastmasters International (Speech)

College of Business

Alpha Kappa Psi
*Graduate Business School Assocation
Information Resources Management Association
Society for the Advancement of Management
Stetson Accounting Association
Stetson Marketing Association

College of Education

Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling)
Florida Future Educators of America
Kappa Delta Pi

School of Music

Collegiate Music Educators Convention
*Phi Mu Alpha
Sigma Alpha Iota


*Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)
Beta Beta Beta (Biology)
Delta Phi Alpha (German)
Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry)
Mortar Board

Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership)
Order of Omega
Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law)
Phi Beta Kappa (General)
Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman)
Pi Kappa Delta (Forensics)
Pi Kappa Lambda (Music)
Political Science Honorary
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics)



Baptist Student Union
Catholic Campus Ministry
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Ministerial Association
Wesley House
Religious Life Council


African American Student Association
*Chess Club
College Bowl
College Republicans
Delta Pi Alpha
Mad Hatters

Multicultural Student Association
Students Together Against Sexual Assault (STASA)
Young Democrats
Youth Advocating Planetary Improvements (YAPI)



Amensty International
Circle K International
Epsilon Sigma Alpha
Habitat for Humanity
Into the Streets
Peer Educators
Student Ambassadors



Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Sigma Phi
Lambda Chi Alpha
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon


Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Pi Beta Phi
Zeta Tau Alpha



Hatter Yearbook
Interfraternity Council
Judiciary Council
Multicultural Student Council
Panhellenic Council
Stetson Reporter (Newspaper)
Stetson Union Board (SUB)
Student Association (SA)
Touchstone Literary Magazine

* Pending Charter Renewal


The principle avenue for student participation in University governance
is through the Student Association (SA). The working bodies of the SA in-
clude the Student Senate, the Executive Council, and the President. Senators
are appointed from every on-campus student organization. In addition to pro-
viding input on university policies and lobbying for student concerns, SA
selects student chairpersons for FOCUS, Greenfeather, Homecoming and
Parents' Weekend and recommends students to sit on university committees.

All students are invited to SA meetings and to stop by the SA office
in CUB Room 206.


The Stetson Union Board (SUB) is a volunteer student organization that
provides Stetson University with a diverse range of campus activities and pro-
grams available for all students.

The Stetson Union Board's executive committee consists of a president,
vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and 10 chairpersons, all elected at the end
of the previous year. Each committee chair is responsible for running their
own committee meetings; a meeting of the combined committees will be held
once a month, with the president presiding. All students are encouraged to
participate in the Board through one of the diverse committees, or through
attendance at SUB sponsored events.

The committees include:


The concert committee organizes a variety of top-quality performances
throughout the year, in a variety of settings around campus вАФ including the
Homecoming entertainment. From bands to comics, the SUB Concert com-
mittee has included Jay Leno, Survivor, Lewis Grizzard, and Kansas in their
list of past performances. The committee is responsible for setting the schedule,
promoting the events, meeting the demands of the contract, and presenting
the entertainers to the Stetson community.



For the child in all of us, the Games committee offers an array of
organized activities including scheduled pool and volleyball tournaments,
karaoke, wacky water sports and video games. The responsibilities of this com-
mittee span from planning the event to scheduling, to publicizing, and final-
ly .. . partaking in the fun.

Night Lites:

This committee is responsible for the year-round operation and
management of the university's nightclub, Night Lites. Night Lites will be
the central location for live bands, comedians, and special theme parties. Com-
mittee members will work hard to promote Night Lites as the Number 1 enter-
tainment spot on Stetson's campus.

Special Events:

The Special Events committee sponsors unique activities for the Stet-
son community including an Oktoberfest, Monster Bash, Casino Night, Reg-
gae Sunsplash, and Harvest Fest. From polka to reggae, casino chips to hay
and bandannas, this committee always has its hands full! Committee members
are responsible for planning these events, as well as coordinating with other
SUB committees and other campus organizations.

Spinal Tech:

The Spinal Tech committee manages the total operation of SUB's
technical equipment, ranging from indoor and outdoor stage lights and highly
advanced D.J. equipment. The committee is also responsible for providing
a D.J. for weekend nightclub events. As the true "spine" of the Stetson Union
Board, Spinal Tech makes every event come alive.

Stetson Outdoor Club:

For all outdoor lovers, the Stetson Outdoor Club (SOC) plans and
leads trips to experience Mother Nature. Adventures like canoeing, hiking,
tubing, horseback riding and camping are scheduled throughout the academic
year. Or, you can rent SOC equipment and create an adventure yourself.
SOC committee members are responsible for planning, coordinating and
publicizing the trips that take you to see the real beauty of Florida.

SUB Cinema:

From blockbusters to old favorites, SUB Cinema's weekly schedule
is sure to contain many "must-see" movies. All movies are held in the CUB
lounge on Thursday evenings. However, some special events are held out-
side such as the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Hulley Tower.


This committee is responsible for the year-round recruitment of new
members by designing promotional items such as brochures, an introduc-
tory video, T-shirts, and cups. Committee members continue promoting SUB
by representing the organization at most campus events, including the
Organizational Fair and Greenfeather.


Top Hat:

Comedy channel stars! Hypnotists! Daring jugglers! The Top Hat
committee brings a variety of entertainment to the campus. Past acts have
included Carrot Top, Bertice Berry, Dave Wopat, and many other outstand-
ing single-person acts. Top Hat also provides opportunities for Stetson students
to perform as a headliner during talent nights held at Night Lites, the Univer-
sity's nightclub.


For students who love to travel, the SUB committee provides organiz-
ed trips and group discounts to area fun spots. Past groups have braved Sea
World, Disney World and Pleasure Island, Sea Escape, and Busch Gardens.
Future trips will include Light Up Orlando, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, and
Tampa's Gasparilla Celebration. The Travel committee plans all trips and
makes the necessary arrangements, such as vehicles and group discount rates.
So, grab a friend and see some of the best attractions in Florida.

The SUB Office is located in the lobby of the CUB, Room 101, and
any student may attend meetings held every Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

FOCUS - "Friends on Campus"

The Orientation Program is the responsibility of the Office of Student
Life. The FOCUS Committee is chaired by students who lead in the plann-
ing of the program designed to help new students become acquainted with
the University. In addition to the orientation activities, each new student
is assigned a FOCUS Advisor, an upperclass student who assists the students
in their academic planning and social adjustment at Stetson. The FOCUS
staff is selected each spring to serve for the following year.


Every fall, Stetson students have their own community fund drive.
"Greenfeather Week" involves many students who raise funds by participating
in variety shows, art festivals, flea market sales, and many other activities
climaxed by a gala Carnival at the end of the week. Annually students raise
over thirty thousand dollars to share with the United Fund of Volusia County
and with other worthy organizations in the community.


Homecoming provides a program which students as well as returning
alumni can enjoy. It is tradition to bring to the Edmunds Activities Center
some outstanding entertainment, in addition to the Homecoming basketball
game and various activities where old friends can renew acquaintances and
meet present students.



Each year over 300 families from all parts of the country come to par-
ticipate in the weekend activities. Emphasis is placed upon providing oppor-
tunities for parents to meet and visit with faculty and administration and
"to become acquainted" with the campus.




The Counseling Center is located 100 yards south of the duPont-Ball
Library and offers a variety of services to Stetson University students. Some
of these services are personal counseling (which does not become a part of
the student's University record), group counseling, career and life planning,
effective student techniques, testing programs (CLEP, SAT, ACT, GRE,
LSAT, MAT, etc.), career testing and interpretation, availability of the
Discover career assessment computer program, educational decision-making,
peer educators, Students Together Against Sexual Assault (STASA), train-
ing in interpersonal relations and graduate study in Counseling (Marriage
and Family, School Guidance, and Mental Health programs).


The Artists and Lecturers Committee, composed of faculty and students,
brings to the campus outstanding speakers and performers in the arts, lec-
tures and sciences. The series supplements those areas of the University cur-
riculum that are already strong and adds variety by bringing programs in
those areas not represented on our campus.


Stetson University is proud of its history and tradition in the area of
intercollegiate athletics. Hatter basketball and baseball teams play national
schedules and have achieved ranking as major powers. Other collegiate teams
for men are soccer, golf, tennis, and cross country. Intercollegiate teams for
women are basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball, golf, and cross country.
Stetson is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and both
men's and women's teams compete on a Division I level. Men's and women's
teams also play in the Trans American Athletic Conference.

Students are admitted free to any sports event upon presentation of a
Stetson ID.

Sports Equipment:

All sports equipment may be checked out from the equipment room
located in the lower level, west end, of Edmunds Center. The room is open
during scheduled Edmunds Center hours. All sports equipment must be
returned the day it is checked out. Special arrangements must be made for
weekend or overnight checkouts.

There will be a charge made to students who fail to return equipment
on time, or for lost or broken equipment.


Facilities: Edmunds Center:

1 soccer field 2 basketball courts

2 multipurpose fields 2 volleyball courts

3 football 3 badminton courts

3 softball 1 weight room

5 volleyball courts 1 training room

1 multipurpose area Dressing facilities:

4 tennis courts Men - lower level

2 horseshoe courts Women - second level

6 tennis courts Cummings Gym

1 tennis beat wall Gymnastic area

6 racquetball courts 1 basketball court

1 swimming pool 1 basketball court or

25 yards x 25 yards 1 multipurpose area

6 basketball half courts 1 volleyball court

The gymnasium, playing fields, and tennis courts are open for student
recreation at any time a class- or a scheduled school activity is not going on
in that particular area. Edmunds Center hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30
p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Saturday,
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday. Only rubber soled gym or tennis shoes are
permitted on the gym floor or tennis courts.


The University Bookstore, adjacent to the Carlton Union Building, is
where textbooks, stationery supplies and convenience items are sold. The
store also carries Stetson memorabilia and sportswear. Newly purchased text-
books may be returned with sales receipt for a full refund during the first
three weeks of Fall and Spring semesters, and during the first week of Winter
Term and Summer Semester. The University Bookstore will also place special
orders for books that are not stocked by the store.

Bookstore Hours

Fall/Spring Semesters:

Monday (only) 8:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon

Exception: During "Rush Week", the Bookstore will be open evenings
until 7:00 p.m.

Summer Semester and Winter Term:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Check cashing: Students may cash personal checks up to $50.00 at the
cashier's station at the Bookstore. Only one check per day may be cashed
and a student ID is required. No two-party checks will be accepted. There
will be a twenty-five cent ($.25) check cashing fee.


It is recommended that students set up a local checking or savings ac-
count as opposed to maintaining out-of-state accounts. Several banks are
located within walking distance of the campus.


The food service at Stetson is under contract with Morrison, Inc.
Freshmen and sophomores in the residence halls are required to purchase
a 21-meals-per-week plan or a 1 5-meals-per-week plan, whichever they choose.
There is no requirement for juniors and seniors, although many continue
with the food service. Juniors, seniors and commuting students may also select
a 7- or 11 -meal plan. Meals are served in the "Commons" and there are
unlimited seconds on most items, unlimited beverages, an open salad bar,
and a deli line. Students also have the option of eating a specified number
of meals at the Hat Rack, the University sandwich shop.

The Food Service also caters many functions including student organiza-
tions' events. Menus and prices may be obtained through the Catering Of-
fice on the second floor of the Carlton Union Building.

Hat Rack Hours

Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.

Sunday 12:00 noon-l:00 a.m.

Commons Hours

Breakfast M-F 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Lunch M-F 11:00 a.m.-l:30 p.m.

Dinner M-Th 4:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Friday dinner 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Commons Weekend Hours


Breakfast 10:00 a.m.-l 1:00 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m.- 1.15 p.m.

Dinner 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.


Breakfast 8

Lunch 11

Dinner 4

30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


The purpose of the Hollis Leadership Development Program (HLDP) is
to foster the awareness, study and practice of leadership by all members of
the Stetson community.

The HLDP consists of three courses for credit and a broad range of co-
curricular programs and projects. The on-campus courses available now are
Leadership 275 (Fall), 198 (Winter), and 376 (Spring). An international


summer internship in foreign countries is also offered on a competitive basis.
Some co-curricular projects include assisting local nonprofit agencies,
workshops for personal leadership development, youth motivators, a men-
torship program, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows, and grants to encourage
individual leadership-related projects. For more information, contact Dr.
Robert Leahy, Chair, HLDP, in Room 111, Davis Hall.


The Print Shop, located behind DeLand Hall, is available to all Stetson
students for the copying of theses and term papers.

This service is available to all campus organizations for stationery, pro-
grams, resumes, brochures and notices. It is recommended to check with the
Print Shop first about sizes, margins, pictures, layout and turn-around time
for printing delivery.

Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year.

Typesetting is provided by an off-campus vendor. Arrangements can be
made by contacting Business Services.


The Stetson Post Office, adjacent to the Hat Rack Patio, serves both com-
muter and residential students. When a student is assigned a box and com-
bination, it becomes his/her official University address. If packages are sent
to your box, you will receive a notice and can pick up during post office hours.

Post Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Saturday No window service

Mail posted by 11:00 a.m.


Activities of student religious centers are coordinated by the Religious
Life Council (RLC). The RLC is composed of three representatives from each
of the chartered religious organizations on campus: Baptist Campus Ministry
(BCM), Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM), Canterbury (Episcopal) House,
Wesley (Methodist) House, Westminster (Presbyterian Fellowship), Fellowship
of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity, and the Student Ministerial Association.
The RLC coordinates student religious life programs and emphasis at Stet-
son. Recent RLC programs have included a faculty/student retreat with Presi-
dent Lee and faculty members addressing the questions, "What is a Chris-
tian University?", Oxfam fast for world hunger in November, Yule Log
Lighting in December, a ropes course retreat in the spring, a dramatic per-
formance by Ragan Courtney, and concerts by "Truth."


Among the many noteworthy religious programs scheduled by the Univer-
sity during the year are the Fall Preaching Series held in September, the lec-
tures in Christian Theology held in February, and the annual Pastor's School
which bring many outstanding theologians to our campus. All members of
the University Community are encouraged to participate in the in-
terdenominational chapel service held in Elizabeth Hall each Wednesday mor-
ning at 10:00 a.m. A variety of worship experiences is planned by the Dean
of the Chapel, involving students, faculty and administrators. In addition
to on-campus activities, students are encouraged to become involved in the
church of their choice in the DeLand community.


All students registered for classes are required to obtain a valid Universi-
ty ID card. To obtain a picture ID, regardless of whether a student is on meal
plan or lives on or off-campus, it is required that the student go to the Meal
Card Office at the Food Service. Also, at the beginning of each semester,
immediately upon completing registration, students are required to obtain
from the Meal Card Office an updated semester sticker to validate the card.
The card is required for checking out library materials, check cashing privileges
at the University Bookstore, use of computer labs, admission to University
activities, and serve as a meal card for students on the meal plan. Lost ID
cards are replaced at a nominal fee. The Meal Card Office is open 7:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. weekdays and is located behind the Post Office.


The Office of Student Financial Planning at Stetson University is com-
mitted to seeing that no individual who qualifies for financial assistance is

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