General Requirements and Eligibility

Membership in the Association of Philosophy Students is automatically granted to any student currently enrolled in a degree program in philosophy regardless of race, gender, religious denomination, prior or concurrent group affiliation, and/or sexual orientation.

Membership in the Association of Philosophy Students is additionally open to any registered student at the University of Toronto. Students not enrolled in a degree program in philosophy are asked to complete a basic application for membership requesting contact information for the purposes of communication with these students.
Honorary membership may be extended to alumni and faculty of the University of Toronto Scarborough. It is not necessary for members graduating from the University of Toronto Scarborough to reapply for membership following graduation.
Rights and Privileges

General members of the Association of Philosophy Students shall be afforded the following rights:

The right to attend and participate in any event organized and approved by the Association of Philosophy Students including all events organized in concert with external organizations.
The right to communicate, discuss, and explore ideas freely and without undue persecution. The Association of Philosophy Students reserves the right to intervene on any activity that is deemed impermissible by the policies and/or guidelines set by the University of Toronto.
The right to organize and engage in activities and/or events that are reasonable and lawful. All student organized events must be approved by the Executive Committee and must follow the declared guidelines.
The right to vote in any election held by the Association of Philosophy Students, or on any decision requiring a membership vote. This includes annual elections for executive members, by-elections, and decisions concerning amendments to the constitution of the Association of Philosophy Students.
The right to apply for, run, and claim candidacy for an executive position pending a favourable majority vote conducted at a valid General Meeting as declared in the constitution. All general members are subject to an application process. Only members who are deemed eligible by this process may be offered candidacy.
Honorary members of the Association of Philosophy Students shall be afforded the following rights:

The right to attend and participate in any event organized and approved by the Association of Philosophy Students including all events organized in concert with external organizations.
The right to communicate, discuss, and explore ideas freely and without undue persecution. The Association of Philosophy Students reserves the right to intervene on any activity that is deemed impermissible by the policies set by the University of Toronto.
The right to serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee if a request is made for such service. The honorary member is also afforded to right to decline this request and retain full honorary membership.
Honorary members of the Association of Philosophy Students may not participate in student elections, and may not aspire to or claim positions on the Executive Committee. They may also not participate in votes—either in person or by proxy—passed by the Executive Committee under any circumstance.

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