This manual serves as a resource for student organizations, their officers, and their advisors.

Your involvement in student organizations plays an important role in your college experience and influences the greater Lafayette community. Our department views students as partners in the creation and implementation of programs and services for the campus, and we hope that our partnership and your involvement will enable you to be a successful student organization.

The student organization guide is the first step in fulfilling your responsibilities with your organization. This document will provide your organization with the tools and resources needed to navigate your journey with student involvement. The guide is designed to inform and assist students with planning and implementing programs. Additionally, this guide serves to inform students and their organizations about the responsibilities associated with being a recognized and registered student organization at Lafayette.

In conjunction with the student organization guide, you and your organization are encouraged to use Student Leadership and Involvement as a resource throughout the year. We hope that this guide serves as a valuable tool for your organization’s success.  Your experiences as a student leader will be challenging and rewarding, and we are excited to see what you accomplish.

Student Leadership and Involvement
115 Farinon College Center


Kristin Cothran
Director of Student Leadership and Involvement

Barbara Perlman
Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Involvement

Joe DeMarco
Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Involvement

Kelly Deemer
Administrative Assistant

This manual exists to assist student organizations in understanding their rights and responsibilities as active, registered student organizations at Lafayette College, and to guide them in operating effectively. This is not a comprehensive document. Please refer to the Student Handbook for a more detailed explanation of College rules and policies. Additionally, we strongly encourage you to consult with Student Leadership and Involvement staff for more information on policies related to being a student organization.