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Sykes Student Union

Building Policies

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Sykes Student Union

Address:
110 W. Rosedale Avenue, Room 116
West Chester, PA 19383


Sykes Information
Sykes Lobby, 610-436-2984 or 610-436-3360


Staff

Building Policies

Sykes Student Union is a building with unrestricted public access. The Student Union is intended to be used for authorized campus activities by students, faculty, staff and guests. Loitering is prohibited and violators will be required to leave the building.

  • Posting-Flyers
    • Approval for posting is obtained through the building's administration office located at the Information Desk. No more than three postings are permitted, and the Sykes Student Union staff will be responsible for posting all approved flyers. They will remain hung for two weeks.
    • All postings must be in accordance with the University's Civility Statement. All advertisements must respect the human rights and personal dignity of individuals. Advertisements that demean others on the basis of race, lifestyle, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation or gender are strictly prohibited. Advertisements by organizations should be complementary to the mission of the University and adhere to community standards of civility and good taste.
    • Advertisements depicting drug or alcohol use, abuse, sale or distribution is prohibited.
    • All unauthorized postings or those not following the guidelines will be removed.
  • Banners
    • Members of the West Chester University community may hang banners on the front railings of the building and inside from the second floor stairwell.
    • Banners may be no larger than 4' x 15' and must be approved by the Sykes Student Union Administration - Room 116.
    • Banners will only be hung for two weeks and must be removed by the sponsoring group. Banners removed, after two weeks, by Sykes Student Union staff will be discarded.
  • Student Organization Mailboxes
    • A limited number of mail slots are located within the student organizations complex located on the second floor and will be assigned based on availability. Contact the Sykes Information Desk for details.
  • Animals
    • Service animals and guide dogs are allowed. Other animals are not permitted in Sykes Student Union without permission from Sykes Student Union Administration and Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Smoking/Tobacco
    • Smoking or carrying a lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette or any other type of smoking paraphernalia or material is prohibited in all university buildings. Smoking is only permitted in approved designated smoking areas on campus.
  • Bicycles/In Line Skates/Skateboards and Electronic Skateboards
    • These devices are not permitted in the Student Union or on the steps, ramp or patio. Racks for securing bikes are located outside of each building entrance. It is prohibited for anyone to use, ride, propel or otherwise operate a skateboard on the public sidewalks and parking lots of West Chester University. Bicycles and skates are permitted on University property for the sole purpose of transportation. Electronic skateboards, including self-balancing boards/scooters, and any other similar equipment, are prohibited from being possessed, used/ridden, stored or charged in any University owned, operated or leased property, due to their potential fire and fall injury hazards. These devices are prohibited in residence halls, apartments, University Student Housing properties, classrooms, dining areas, laboratories, meeting rooms and all other campus facilities, campus grounds, and other off campus properties controlled by the University.
  • Shirts/Shoes
    • Due to health regulations both shirts and shoes are required to be worn while in Sykes Student Union.
  • Fire/Flames
    • The use of any kind of open flame, which includes candles, lighters, fireworks and matches is prohibited.. Certain functions in the Ballrooms, may use candles with permission from Sykes Student Union Administration and Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Chalking
    • Chalking of sidewalks or any other surface is prohibited.
  • Decorations
    • Decorations and the removal of decorations must occur during the reserved time of the event by the organization holding the event. Glitter is not permitted due to the fact that it is very hard to clean. Duct tape and clear packing tape cannot be used on any surface. Blue painters tape and black gaffers tape (available at the Sykes Information Desk) is permitted. Tacks, nails and staples are not permitted.
  • Vendors/Solicitation
    • This policy pertains to student groups and external paying vendors. Solicitation is considered any activity in which an action is requested of another individual for any purpose. Sales, petitions, surveys and distribution of printed or free materials are considered solicitation under this policy. Solicitation is only permitted at your reseved lobby table. The vendor must remain within their reserved area and may not approach facility patrons or call out to patrons walking by. People will approach your table if they are interested. Detailed information for vendor contracts, policies and fees can be found at Vendor Information and Guidlines.
  • Amplified Sound/Music
    • Amplified sound is defined as any sound that is broadcasted through electronically amplified equipment or sound that is electronically enhanced. The use of amplified sound may not interfere with instructional activity or the administrative operation of the University. The use of amplified sound will not be permitted if such use would disrupt a previously scheduled event or function.
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