Distribution of Printed Materials

DISTRIBUTION of PRINTED MATERIALS on the University's Mt. Pleasant Campus is governed by these policies. Chalking may be used for non-commercial purposes in compliance with CMU's Chalking Policy.
  1. PRINTED MATERIALS with respect to a University sponsored class may be DISTRIBUTED at the discretion of the teacher. PRINTED MATERIALS with respect to a University sponsored event may be DISTRIBUTED by the sponsor (or representative) at that University sponsored event.

  2. Except as provided in Article III. A. (university sponsored activities), any person may DISTRIBUTE PRINTED MATERIALS outside of any University building subject to the following limitations:

    1. PRINTED MATERIALS may be DISTRIBUTED after 6:30 a.m. and before 8 p.m.

    2. PRINTED MATERIALS may be DISTRIBUTED after 8 p.m. and before 6:30 a.m., provided that the distribution either:

      1. Is registered by the person or group DISTRIBUTING the PRINTED MATERIALS with the University's Chief of Police or designee at least 12 hours before the DISTRIBUTING is to take place, To register, the person or representative must provide his/her name, address and phone number and the name of the group (if any) DISTRIBUTING PRINTED MATERIALS and the approximate time(s) and location(s) of DISTRIBUTION.

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      2. Starts no earlier than 30 minutes before any public event and lasts no longer than 30 minutes after a public event no farther than 300 feet from the site of the event or of the location of the University building in which the event takes place.
       
    3. PRINTED MATERIALS may not be DISTRIBUTED within 25 feet of any window of any classroom or office, within 25 feet of any door of any classroom building or office building, or within 40 feet of any window of any residence hall or University apartment.

    4. PRINTED MATERIALS may not be DISTRIBUTED within 50 feet of the gates of any athletics venues during the times audiences are arriving at or leaving an event at those locations. This regulation shall not limit the DISTRIBUTION of programs or associated materials with respect to the events taking place at the site, or to sales that take place in connection with authorized University concessions.

    5. PRINTED MATERIALS may not be DISTRIBUTED within any athletics venues. This regulation shall not limit the DISTRIBUTION of programs or associated materials with respect to the events taking place at any athletics venues, or to sales that take place in connection with authorized University concessions.

    6. PRINTED MATERIALS may not be placed for self-DISTRIBUTION outside of any University building.

    7. PRINTED MATERIALS may not be left on parked cars on University property.

    8. PRINTED MATERIALS may be DISTRIBUTED to University apartments on a door to door basis, only after 8:00 A.M. and before 8:00 P.M.

    9. Persons DISTRIBUTING PRINTED MATERIALS are asked to bear in mind the problems of litter caused by discarded papers. Where possible, DISTRIBUTION of PRINTED MATERIALS should be done in the vicinity of trash containers which are generally located adjacent to main routes of pedestrian traffic. Persons DISTRIBUTING PRINTED MATERIALS shall remove all discarded items from the grounds at the conclusion of their activity.

    10. No PRINTED MATERIALS or other material (e.g., paint, chalk, etc.) shall be attached or applied to (1) the external walls or roofs of any university building, (2) the outside doors of any classroom building or administrative building, (3) the outside windows of any classroom building or administrative building or (4) the outside windows of any public area of any other campus building.

    11. Except for PRINTED MATERIALS carrying out official University functions, no PRINTED MATERIALS or other material (e.g., paint, chalk, etc.) shall be attached to (1) the internal walls, floors or ceilings in any public areas in any campus building or (2) the internal doors or internal windows of any classroom building or office building.

    12. No PRINTED MATERIALS or other material (e.g., paint, chalk, etc.) shall be attached to poles, trees, sidewalks, or structures, except that chalk may be used for non-commercial purposes in compliance with CMU's Chalking Policy.  
  1. Except as provided in Section III.A and this Subsection, PRINTED MATERIALS may not be DISTRIBUTED inside University buildings.

    1. PRINTED MATERIALS for SELF-DISTRIBUTION may be placed in specified locations in certain buildings These PRINTED MATERIALS must be placed for SELF-DISTRIBUTION immediately next to those locations where CM LIFE is placed, in racks provided for that purpose. No items for SELF-DISTRIBUTION may be left in any other buildings or in any other locations. Items left for self distribution may be removed by University employees at the end of each week. SELF-DISTRIBUTION locations will be established in the following buildings. Anspach Hall, Bovee University Center, Brooks Hall, Bush Theatre building (?), Dow Science Complex, Engineering & Technology Building, Finch Fieldhouse, Foust Hall, Grawn Hall, Health Professions Building, Moore Hall, Music Building, Charles V. Park Library, Pearce Hall, Powers Hall, Public Broadcasting Center, Ronan Hall, Rose Center, Rowe Hall, Sloan Hall, Smith Hall, Warriner Hall, Wightman Hall, and as provided below in the Residence Halls, Bovee University Center, and Student Activities Center.

    2. Bulletin Boards

      1. Bulletin Boards in University buildings, or on campus information kiosks, which are not designated for a particular and specified purpose, are considered to be General Purpose Bulletin Boards. All University buildings shall have at least one General Purpose Bulletin Board located adjacent to the main traffic flow of that building.
         
      2. Bulletin Boards for a particular purpose, and visibly labeled to that effect, shall be reserved for the purpose designated.

      3. Any person or group may place PRINTED MATERIALS on General Purpose Bulletin Boards. Everyone should show courtesy toward other potential users of the limited space.

      4. A person may post only one piece of printed material on a General Purpose Bulletin Board at a time and must limit the size of such PRINTED MATERIALS to 22" by 28".

      5. Each piece of printed material placed upon a General Purpose Bulletin Board must list the initial date of the posting.

      6. PRINTED MATERIALS placed upon a General Purpose Bulletin Board will be removed after the event being announced has taken place, or within 30 days after its initial posting, whichever is sooner, so that other persons or groups may have access to the limited Bulletin Board space.
         
    1. Residence Halls

      1. Any person may DISTRIBUTE PRINTED MATERIALS in the lobby of any residence hall during the hours the lobby is open to visitors or leave PRINTED MATERIALS for SELF-DISTRIBUTION in the racks provided for this purpose.

      2. Before a person or group may DISTRIBUTE PRINTED MATERIALS within a residence hall other than in the lobby of that residence hall, the person or representative of the person or group must register with the Office of Residence Life. To register, the person or representative must provide the name(s), address (es), phone number(s) of the person(s) DISTRIBUTING PRINTED MATERIALS and the approximate time(s) and location(s) of the DISTRIBUTION.

      3. Individual residence halls shall, through their self-government councils or appropriate authority, establish conditions of time, place and manner under which PRINTED MATERIALS may be DISTRIBUTED from door to door in the residence hall. Conditions may include the setting of limited times during which DISTRIBUTION from door to door may take place; may require that persons DISTRIBUTING PRINTED MATERIALS register at the reception desk and/or be escorted by a hall resident; or, in the case of single-sex residence halls or corridors, may require that the persons making the DISTRIBUTION be of the same sex as the residents. The Residence Hall Director will be responsible for ensuring that the rules for DISTRIBUTING PRINTED MATERIALS are posted in the lobby of each residence hall and that a copy of the rules for each residence hall is on file in the Office of Residence Life. 
    1. The Bovee University Center
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      2. Any person may leave PRINTED MATERIALS for SELF-DISTRIBUTION in designated locations in the racks provided for this purpose.
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      4. Any person may DISTRIBUTE PRINTED MATERIALS within the lobbies of the Bovee University Center when the building is open to the public.
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      6. PRINTED MATERIALS may not be DISTRIBUTED at any other location in the University Center except for programs and information materials DISTRIBUTED in connection with scheduled events; and except for PRINTED MATERIALS DISTRIBUTED at reserved tables.
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      8. The reserved tables provided by the University Center will be located in the lower lobby of the building outside of the eating area and in front of the bulletin board. No more than three reserved tables will be used at any one time. The reserved tables may not be placed in the corridor or in any area that would impede exit from the building in case of an emergency.
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      10. Reserved tables are available to REGISTERED STUDENT organizations at no cost. All other persons or groups reserving a table for distribution of PRINTED MATERIALS will be assessed a daily fee.
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      12. Reserved tables may be reserved for a period of time not to exceed two days. REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS will have priority in the reservation of reserved tables on a "first come, first served" basis. If, however, four or fewer days before a particular date, reserved table space has not been reserved for that date by a REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION, the reserved table space may be reserved by individuals on a "first come, first served" basis.
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      14. After using a reserved table for two days, the group or individual must wait for two days before reserving a table for another period of use, except that an immediate reservation may be granted if there are no other applicants.
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      16. Reservations for reserved tables may be made with the University Center Office, and the University Center management will provide instructions concerning the maintenance of the reserved table area. 
         
    1. The Student Activity Center

      1. PRINTED MATERIALS which are programs and information materials in connection with scheduled events may be DISTRIBUTED in the Student Activity Center.

      2. Any person may leave PRINTED MATERIALS for SELF-DISTRIBUTION in designated locations in the racks provided for this purpose.

      3. Any person may DISTRIBUTE PRINTED MATERIALS in the areas immediately inside the east and west entrances to the Student Activity Center when the building is open to the public.

      4. Tables may be reserved in the hallways of the Student Activity Center for DISTRIBUTION of PRINTED MATERIALS for a period of time not to exceed two days. REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONs will have priority in the reservation of reserved tables on a "first come, first served" basis. If, however, four or fewer days before a particular date, reserved table space has not been reserved for that date by a REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION, the reserved table space may be reserved by individuals on a "first come, first served" basis.

      5. After using a reserved table for two days, the group or individual must wait for two days before reserving a reserved table for another period of use, except that an immediate reservation may be granted if there are no other applicants.

      6. Reservations for reserved tables may be made with the front desk of the Student Activity Center, and the Student Activity Center management will provide instructions concerning the maintenance of the reserved table area.

      7. Reserved tables are available to REGISTERED STUDENT organizations at no cost. All other persons or groups reserving tables will be assessed a daily fee.

 

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