However, the MSU will be allowed to book the Interfaith Center on campus to hold Friday services, commonly called sermons in Islam, because the center is not a university facility, he said.
After the suspension is lifted, the group will be placed on probation from Jan. 3, 2011, to Dec. 9, 2012, Vasich said.
During its probation the group will be required to attend at least 10 meetings with the director of student conduct, Vasich said.
The MSU's members must collectively complete 100 hours of community service before the group can request reinstatement.
"It is to our tremendous disappointment that the university has maintained the suspension for the fall quarter…," said Reem Salahi, the attorney representing the MSU. "For us, what's problematic is that the sanctions are really unwarranted and really threaten the MSU students' Constitutional rights."
Eleven students — eight from UCI and three from UC Riverside — were arrested Feb. 8 after repeatedly disrupting Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech on U.S.-Israeli relations. The students, who argue that Israel's policy toward Palestinians is inhumane, were later released.
Although their case was forwarded to the Orange County district attorney's office, no charges were filed.
In May, a UCI student conduct committee recommended suspending the MSU for an academic year and placing it on probation for an additional one. The committee held that the protests were organized and orchestrated by the MSU. The committee backed up its recommendation using as evidence a set of Google group e-mails and minutes from MSU's general assembly meeting that discussed the group's intention and goals for disrupting the ambassador's speech.