Do I need to join a society?

Married students and students who are 23 or older may choose not to join a society.

If you are taking 11 hours or fewer, you are not expected to attend Friday society meetings. You are, however, required to join a society. At some point in your college career, you may take 12 or more hours, in which case you will be expected to attend society meetings. For this reason we ask that you join a society, even though you may choose not to participate in most society activities as a part-time student.

You are welcome to participate in society as a part-time student. You may even hold a society office if you are willing to forego your part-time exemption and attend society meetings on a regular basis. However, if you are taking just one class, you need permission from the Center for Leadership Development director.

To opt out of society, see the Center for Leadership Development.

To request an exemption from society attendance, submit a request to be away form online.