Article 2, Part 4 – University Property and Facilities – In General
§ 2-407 Posting and Distribution of Handout Materials
Individuals may post written or printed materials regarding any non-commercial topic on general campus bulletin boards and general campus kiosks.
- Affixing or physically attaching written or printed materials to university property other than a designated area authorized by this policy, including but not limited to statues, doors, light posts, utility poles, walls, trees, and trash cans, is prohibited.
- Use of classroom bulletin boards is restricted to instructional information, as defined by the instructors who use that classroom. Classroom bulletin boards may not be used by other groups or individuals for other purposes.
- Use of unit bulletin boards that are assigned to specific university units is restricted to the assigned unit and may not be used by other groups or individuals for other purposes.
- The individual who posted material for an event or activity is responsible for ensuring that the material is removed within 48 hours after the event or activity.
- An authorized official of the university may remove and destroy the following posted materials:
- Outdated, posted materials (e.g., materials publicizing a past event or activity);
- Duplicate materials posted on the same general campus bulletin board or general campus kiosk as needed to create space for other university community members to post materials as permitted by this policy;
- Any posted materials at the end of each semester;
- Materials posted to the general campus kiosk located on the main university Quadrangle on a biweekly basis; and
- Posted materials that violate university policy or state or federal law.
- Individuals must not remove, cover, or tamper with materials posted by another person or organization.
- Posting of written materials in residence halls is governed by applicable University Housing residence hall policies.
Individuals may distribute written or printed materials regarding a non-commercial topic on a person-to-person basis in outdoor, publicly accessible areas of university property. Individuals may distribute written or printed materials regarding a non-commercial topic on a person-to-person basis inside the common areas (g., foyers, vestibules, or hallways) of publicly-accessible buildings while open to the public. The interiors of computer labs, designated study lounges, classrooms, auditoriums, museums, theatres, lecture halls, offices, gymnasiums, retail shops, and dining or social reception halls, as well as mailboxes, are not “common areas” for this purpose.
- Those individuals and groups engaged in the distribution of written materials must not litter and are encouraged to pick up any distributed materials dropped on the ground by others around the area of distribution.
- An authorized official of the university may remove any written materials left behind or unattended, and the university assumes no responsibility for the safety and care of such materials.
- Distribution of materials that violates university policy or state or federal law is prohibited.
- Distribution of written materials in residence halls is governed by applicable University Housing residence hall policies.