Rice University boasts over 250 registered clubs on campus. Each of these groups is comprised of students with similar interests or passions that wish to work together to achieve a joint mission and purpose. Club activities include service, political advocacy, cultural programming, sports and recreation, and much, much more. Joining a club is a great way for students to become engaged in the University and Houston community, as well as to develop leadership skills and apply classroom learning in practical situations. There are both responsibilities and benefits to being a registered club on campus. It is the responsibility of the club leadership to uphold these requirements, and remember that clubs too are subject to the honor code.
Registered Clubs are awarded the following benefits.
Please Note: These are privileges that may only be awarded to fully registered clubs who have completed the Office of Student Activities registration process each academic year. Failure to utilize these privileges responsibly or to uphold the requirements as listed above may result in revocation of the privileges listed and possible dissolution of the club, and/or possible charges through the Student Judicial Programs Office.
Rice IT has a number of options for creating a Club web page or blog. Be sure to email the Office of Student Activities (firstname.lastname@example.org) when your club has created a page or when the URL of your page has changed, so the correct link can be included on the Student Activities website. For technical help with creating your club website, contact email@example.com.
To set up a club listserv, go to the online application form at mailman.rice.edu. One or more members of your listserv should be designated as the listserv manager(s). Information on listserv management can be found here.
The Fair Use Doctrine (1978) of the Copyright Act governs the making of photocopies of copyrighted material. Photocopies may be made for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research as long as the reproduction or distribution is made without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage. Rice University will follow the federal law in dealing with violations of the copyright code.
Information concerning Rice's appropriate use of computer resources policies can be found here.
Examples of situations requiring a special license or permission from copyright holder:
Please contact the Office of Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The use of the Rice University name and logo in the printing of t-shirts, hats, etc. is generally acceptable, provided that the design is in good taste, the items will not be distributed outside the University and the items will not be sold for a profit. However, permission to use the Rice logo must be obtained by either the Office of Public Affairs or the Office of General Counsel. In order to obtain their permission you must email the Office of Student Activities (email@example.com) to assist you in the process. If your group intends to sell the items or distribute them outside the University, you must first secure approval from the Office of Student Activities.