Holland Union Building Publicity Policy

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Dickinson College respects the needs for all students and student groups to express themselves publicly. Whether advertising an event or supporting a community issue, we want our students to feel that they are able to share their views. However, we have guidelines in order to be consistent among all groups.

Dickinson College disclaims all responsibility for the content of advertising materials posted on campus. All materials should be in compliance with college policies and regulations. Students, faculty and staff should be aware of current laws regarding libel, defamation, obscenity, fair labor regulations, and other applicable laws. All posters must have the name of the sponsoring individual or group as well as an email address or EngageD event link. They must also have an expiration date for when the poster can be removed (event dates or registration deadlines will be used as expiration date in most cases).

All advertising should be removed by the sponsoring group within 24 hours following the event.

Advertising may only be placed on available bulletin boards. Do not place advertising on the following: glass, wood, painted surfaces or exterior surfaces. Posters placed on glass, wood, painted surfaces or exterior surfaces will be removed. Advertising may not depict alcohol or suggest alcoholic beverages will be provided or served at an event. Promotion of specific brands or types of alcohol, by whatever means, is not allowed. Advertising that an event is BYOB is allowed.

Any advertisment/promotion larger than 11" x 17" must be approved by the Office of Student Leadership and Campus Engagement at least 48 hours prior to placement. Exceptions to the policy contained in items 1-4 may be authorized by CASE or SLCE due to a need to post special announcements. Permission for displaying authorized posters inside glass display cases or on bulletin boards assigned to specific organizations or departments must be obtained from that organization or office. Several bulletin boards which are not assigned to a specific organization or office are located throughout the HUB for general use.

All advertising must be distributed by recognized campus organizations and departments. Non-Dickinson advertising can be dropped off at the CASE Office and up to five copies will be posted on general use bulletin boards in the HUB. Violators of this policy will be issued a warning by CASE. Further violations may result in loss of advertising privileges in the HUB and disciplinary action.