Advertising & Solicitation
Residence Hall Advertising Policy
The Office of Residence Life and Housing Services is committed to helping students
and student organizations promote their activities. However, it is also our responsibility
to control the level of advertising within our facilities to provide a safe and attractive
environment for our residents. Consequently, the following policy has been established
to address non-Residence Life and Housing Services related advertising in the residence
- All fliers or posters to be hung in residential buildings (halls or apartments) must
be approved and stamped in the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services, 202
Lawrence Center and should be presented for approval 48 hours before the advertising campaign begins (not 48 hours before the event begins). Approval will be given only to student organizations
promoting their events and activities. Also, only a limited number of copies will
be stamped for each facility. Photocopied or duplicated versions of the official RLHS
Stamps are NOT acceptable stamps of approval.
- Posters will not be posted if they promote or display drugs or alcohol (beer, wine,
mixed drinks and alcohol-related paraphernalia), are sexist or discriminatory, or
violate the University's Student Code of Conduct.
- Posters must not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
color, national origin, age, marital status, or status as a disabled person. Posters
that discriminate will not be displayed.
- The approved and stamped fliers must be counted out in the amounts appropriate for
the locations where you would like them displayed and will be left in the Office of
Residence Life and Housing Services for distribution by our staff. RLHS staff will
assume responsibility for making sure that they are posted in appropriate locations
throughout the building/complex.
- Postings that are not approved or are posted in inappropriate locations will be removed
immediately. Organizations that post their own fliers may lose their posting privilege.
Outside businesses will not be permitted to post or distribute any material in the
residence hall. In addition, RLHS will not allocate any funds to purchase items from
business that violate the Advertising Policy.
- Fliers and/or other advertisements may not be distributed to student's rooms or apartment/suites.
Distribution through student mailboxes must have the approval of the Assistant Vice
President for Student Affairs or his/her designee, but will only be granted in unique
- Postings will be removed immediately after the event occurs, or after a reasonable
amount of time if it provides information about an ongoing activity.
- Announcements will be made over the residence hall Public Address system only under
certain circumstances. Hall related announcements must be approved by the Resident
Director/Graduate Hall Director or Graduate Assistant/Head Resident Assistant. Announcements
for student organizations must have the approval of the group's advisor and be forwarded
to the Resident Director/Graduate Hall Director. No announcements will be made for
individual students or for non University related activities.
University students, faculty, staff and individuals not affiliated with the University
may not solicit or sell commercial products or services on campus without the prior
approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.This does not include fund-raising events conducted by officially recognized University
organizations. However, these organizations must have theapproval of the Office of
Residence Life and Housing Services in order to solicit the students or sell any product
or service in the residence halls or at the South Campus Complexes. The form necessary
to receive approval can be obtained in the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services
in 202 Lawrence Center.
Any approved solicitation or selling in the residence halls is restricted to the main
lobbies and should never occur on resident floors.
In the residence halls, food and non-alcoholic beverages ordered from local establishments
may only be delivered to the main lobby of the hall.