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Appendix N: Posting Notices, Unauthorized Removal or Destruction of Signs
Policy Statement on Unauthorized Removal and/or Destruction of Signs, Posters, or Notices
Any unauthorized removal and/or any defacement or destruction of such items is punishable under the Code of Student Conduct, Section III. A, xii, Property Damage, Misuse.
Policy Statement on Time, Place, and Manner of Posting Notices on Campus
(These items are not intended to negate already established procedures such as those RAs use, table announcements in the Commons, or the Lectures & Programs Committee, etc.)
A. Normally, the posting of notices regarding upcoming programs and events or signs related to elections and political campaigns and events should occur no more than one month before the occasion.
B. All notices, posters, etc., related to such events should be taken down by the responsible agent within 24 hours after the event. The College reserves the right to take down such items as soon as the event has concluded.
C. Specific rules applying to the posting of such items are as follows:
- No placing of a sign or poster over an item already in place.
- No placement on trees, fences, property not owned by the College, or on College land (e.g., posters on stakes) unless specific permission is given by the Director of Marketing and Communications, at least 48 hours in advance of the event or intended date of posting.
- No stapling, nailing, or the like to wood surfaces (e.g., doors, fence posts, etc.). Thumbtacks on bulletin boards, tape on smooth surfaces, etc., are recommended.
- Appropriate places to post signs within buildings: on main doors and established bulletin boards; and, outside buildings, on main doors, porch posts, bulletin boards, kiosks, and the like.
- Only a limited number of posters or signs in any one area and never an excessive amount, preventing other notices from having adequate space to be displayed. The Director of Marketing and Communications is to be consulted to determine the appropriate number when this is brought into question.
Any sign or notice, whatever its purpose, should be in good taste, as determined by the Director of Marketing and Communications. Signs deemed in poor taste will be removed.
A. For political rallies, televised events, symposia, and noted speakers-those occasions which have an impact college-wide and beyond-special arrangements for publicity and the event must be established at least one month in advance, unless the timing is such as to make that unworkable. Initial contact should be made with the Director of Marketing and Communications, who will work with the responsible person directly or make a referral to another College official.
B. No posters, placards, or demonstrations are allowed in or around the site of a major event, unless prior approval is granted by the Vice President for Administrations, the Dean of Students, and the Director of Marketing and Communications.