Guest Policy

Event Guest Policy – 2021-22 Academic Year

The policy and procedure related to guests exists to allow students to host guests at events in a manner that does not infringe upon the comfort and rights of other students and maintains an appropriate level of safety and security at event venues. There may be times when the guest policy may be restricted or modified when deemed necessary for safety, security, or public health emergencies.

The Office of Student Activities reserves the right to restrict or limit the attendance at any event hosted by either the department or a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at any time. Any student who plans to host an external guest (an individual who is not a Syracuse University or SUNY ESF student) should refer to the specific attendance policy of the event they plan to attend and follow any procedures outlined. This may include providing advance notification of the external guest to either the Office of Student Activities and/or the RSO.

Students and Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) are responsible for the behavior of their guests. RSO members are responsible for informing all guests of OSA policies, University policies and local laws. If the University terminates its permission for guests for any reason, guests must depart the event immediately. If a guest(s) violates University policy or local laws, the RSO and individual members may be referred to the Office of Community Standards and could be held financially and/or disciplinarily responsible for any damage or misconduct caused by guests. All members of the Syracuse community are expected to adhere to the Stay Safe Pledge as part of this policy.

Note: Effective at this time, events overseen or sponsored by the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, including Office of Student Activities (which includes Recognized Student Organization and associated events), Student Centers and Programming Services, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, and others, are allowed to be hosted utilizing one of two options. The first option is to limit event attendees to Syracuse University and SUNY ESF students which will require few additional criteria to be met. The second option is to allow external guests at events which will require several additional criteria to be met. Additional details can be found on this year’s updated Event Guidelines.