A. Freedom of Association
Students bring to the campus a variety of interests previously acquired and develop many new interests as members of BMCC. They shall be free to organize and join associations to promote their common interests subject to the following considerations:
1. The membership, policies, and actions of a student organization usually will be determined by vote of only those persons who are bona fide BMCC students or their representatives.
2. Affiliation with an extramural organization shall not of itself disqualify a student organization from institutional recognition.
3. Each organization shall be free to select its own BMCC advisor, except for the Associated Student Government whose advisor is hired by the BMCC administration. Employees serve the college community when they accept the responsibility to advise and consult with student organizations; they shall not have authority to control the procedure of such organizations.
4. Student organizations will be required to submit a constitution and by-laws to the Associated Student Government of Blue Mountain Community College (ASGBMCC) and its advisor.
5. Campus organizations, including those affiliated with an extramural organization, shall be open to all students without respect to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, color, parental status, age, mental or physical disability, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, expunged juvenile records, family relationships, application for workers' compensation benefits, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.