The University of Saint Francis supports the freedom to publicize activities and distribute materials by internal or external entities relating to functions on-and off-campus which benefit the University of Saint Francis community and are consistent with the value of the University of Saint Francis. External entities are required to contact the Office of Student Affairs for permission to post; no solicitation is permitted without the express consent of the Dean of Students (or designee).
Signs, posters, chalkings, table tents, or any other promotion material not in accordance with the University of Saint Francis mission and values will be removed immediately. A balance of free speech and community standards will be enforced by Student Affairs. Restrictions may include, but are not limited to, materials that depict violence, obscenity, defamation of an individual or group, or activity that is incongruent with the Code of Student Conduct.
Individuals and campus clubs or organizations assume full responsibility and liability for posted material. Individuals are responsible for ensuring that the posting policy is understood by anyone posting on behalf of the organization or individual.
Approval must be obtained prior to making use of the residence halls or campus facilities for the sale, promotion, posting or distribution of any type of material. All material must have a sponsor responsible for the material stated directly on each piece and adhere to all policies that apply.
All printed materials posted or distributed on campus by students and guests must receive approval from the Director of Student Activities (or designee). Printed materials include flyers, posters, banners, announcements and advertisements.
All postings associated with off-campus organizations, programs, or individuals must adhere to the University policies and procedures. Postings must be approved by the Facilities and Events Manager, and may not be posted for more than 30 days.
The Director Student Activities (or designee) must approve all promotional material for any and all activities before being posted. The Office of Career Advancement must also approve announcements advertising employment opportunities for students.
Academic and Administrative office posters do not need approval through the Office of Student Activities, but should be marked with department and date, (i.e., Financial Aid Office, December 10, 2013, Do not remove until December 31, 2013).
The promoting group must obtain permission of the appropriate department to post on bulletin boards in Academic/Administrative areas for non-departmental ads.
Literature distribution must be supervised by a student member of the sponsoring registered organization. Non-students may not distribute literature on campus without specific approval of the Dean of Students (or designee).
Each sponsoring organization will be held responsible for the conduct of the distribution activity, including the behavior of any non-student participant.
On Campus: The distribution must be made only in designated areas (see approved posting locations, below). Calling out to people to facilitate the distribution of literature is not permitted. Absolutely no printed materials may be placed on automobiles parked on University of Saint Francis property.
Off Campus: Posting or distribution of materials at an off-campus location requires permission of the proprietor.
Masking tape, blue painters tape or tacks are suitable for posting. Persons posting are responsible for providing all materials. A reasonable amount of posted material is permissible.
Materials may remain posted for a maximum of 30 days or until the day after the announced event, whichever is sooner, and the sponsoring group is responsible for removal. Groups may be fined if materials are not removed the day after an event.
Table tents may be used in campus dining facilities according to these guidelines:
Chalking is permitted on campus according to these guidelines:
Please see the Social Media Guidelines for usage in the Student Handbook.
Failure to adhere to this policy may result in losing the privilege to distribute or post printed materials on campus for a period of time to be specified by the Director of Student Activities (or designee).