About the Program
In January 2015, President Hanlon outlined his plan for Moving Dartmouth Forward, during which he highlighted the need to clarify and strengthen accountability for student organizations. The expectations and review process are meant to “demonstrate that [organization] structures (advisers, meetings, oversight, accountability, etc.) and programming enhance students’ academic and personal development and contribute to the health and well-being of the members of the organization and the community as a whole and promote inclusivity.”
A working group of Dartmouth students and staff members was convened to develop shared standards of student organizations. The result is the Student Organization Accountability Program. The Board that will review content for each organization consists of up to 10 students and is chaired by the Student Organization Accountability Program Director.