Student Life Policies • 140made for an authorized entry and search. The request should be directed to theappropriate Student Life staff member who will inform the vice president for student life(or designee). After considering the request, the vice president for student life (or designee)may give authorization to conduct an authorized entry and search of a student’s room forspecified items.Single RoomsFor the first two years, most residential students live in double-occupancy rooms. Singleoccupancyrooms are limited. When available, single rooms are apportioned first by needsuch as documented disability, and then as determined by the Office of Residence Life &Student Conduct. When a student does not have a roommate in a double-occupany room,Shenandoah University reserves the right to fill the vacancy.SmokingSmoking in any university building or within 30 feet of any entrance or window isprohibited. Smoking is defined as the lighting or burning of any pipe, cigar, cigarette,electronic cigarette or other product. Shenandoah University is committed to providing asafe, healthy and pleasant learning and work environment for its students and employees.StorageStorage space beyond what is provided in each residence hall room, is not available forresidential students. All personal possessions must be removed when students leave theresidence halls at the end of the academic year.Visitation GuidelinesVisitation is permitted only when roommates agree to the visitor and the length of the visitdoes not violate the guest policy. (See Guests of Residents.) If visitation privileges areabused, the residential student may lose this privilege and no longer be permitted to haveany guests in his/her room.
Student Life Policies • 141Student OrganizationsA student organization is any club or group of students committed to serving as an integralpart of the co-curricular experience at Shenandoah University. Every organization shouldbe primarily composed of current Shenandoah students. The organization must serve apurpose unique from that of other existing organizations and/or academic departments.The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) supports a variety of student organizations, andthese groups provide opportunities for social, professional, humanitarian as well as academicdevelopment for students. OSE encourages students to take active roles in campusorganizations. Being involved with an existing organization or starting a new one is a greatway to meet new people and can quickly connect a student to the Shenandoah communityand beyond.OSE welcomes the formation of new organizations at any point during the academic year.New organizations keep the campus alive with student interest and innovation. To registeran organization, visit su.collegiatelink.net. For a comprehensive guide for studentorganizations or for general questions and concerns, contact the director of studentengagement.To form a new organization, student(s) must:1. Meet with an Office of Student Engagement staff member to discuss the purpose andgoals of the proposed organization.2. Complete the online registration application through Collegiate Link and submit a rosterwith at least 10 interested students.3. Designate a student leader who will be responsible for the student organization.4. Identify a Shenandoah University faculty or staff member to serve as the adviser for thenew organization.To receive funding through the Student Government Association (SGA) and haverepresentation and an SGA vote, a student group must:1. Be a registered student organization for at least one year prior to applying for StudentGovernment Association recognition.2. Complete an application for SGA recognition.3. Create a constitution and submit with the application.4. Elect officers such as president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and SGArepresentative.5. Meet with the SGA Commission for Student Organizations for review of theorganization.6. Identify a Shenandoah University faculty or staff member to serve as the organization’sadviser.