The primary objective of these regulations is to ensure that CSU Dominguez Hills maintains an orderly appearance appropriate to a university campus while providing members of the greater university community with a maximum publicity outlet. Cooperation is essential to creating an attractive and pleasant environment for students, organizations, staff, and visitors. The University reserves the right to determine time, place and manner for all items related to posting of information, and freedom of speech activities.
Organizations currently recognized by or registered with the University, campus committees and commissions, individual students, faculty and staff are allowed to publicize on campus, providing they comply with the regulations established by the University. Publicity for off-campus entities and personal notices shall be restricted to Activities Bulletin Boards outside the Student Union as designated by this policy.
All posted material may be posted for a period of fourteen (14) calendar days. The "POSTING VALID THRU____" stamp available through the Office of Student Life must be clearly visible on the face of the posting. Materials posted must be removed by the sponsoring group or organization at the conclusion of the event. Items not removed promptly after the event may result in suspension of posting privileges. Exceptions must be first requested and approved by the Office of Student Life.
Materials to be distributed or posted must list all the sponsoring organizations.
All materials to be distributed or posted must be identified with name and phone number of the person or organization responsible. Email addresses are allowed in lieu of phone numbers for contact purposes.
All materials to be distributed or posted on campus written in any language other than English must contain an English translation. Hate language is not tolerated.
While information may receive posting approval, this does not represent a position of support from the University.
Materials to be distributed or posted must not be in violation of Section 311-312.7 of the California Penal Code. A copy of the California Penal Code is available in the Office of Student Life.
Any off-campus entity wishing to post materials on Activities Bulletin Boards must have approval from the Student Union for union postings only or Office of Student Life, and must abide by these posting regulations. Publicity for off-campus entities and personal notices shall be restricted to Activities Bulletin Boards outside the Student Union as designated by this policy. Commercial advertising or postings must not advertise any illegal activity.
Approval to post in areas not listed in Section (Designated Posting Areas) above must be obtained from the dean/administrator having primary responsibility for management of the building. Approvable non-designated areas include: interior railings of buildings, classroom bulletin boards, non-Activities Bulletin Boards, and free standing structures (see app. B.)
Large or major campus events often require posting information in large font sizes so that people can read the information from a distance. The University does allow for banners to be placed at various entrances/exits to the campus, usually between two trees. Event sponsors who want to display their banners at these locations must first acquire written approval from the proper authorizing agent.
Campus departments, programs, etc., must contact University Physical Plant and receive approval and support in hanging their banners, while student organizations must work with the Office of Student Life to receive Physical Plant approval and support. Banners designed for use in these locations must not exceed a maximum size of four (4) feet in height and eight (8) feet in length.
Approval for placement of permanently mounted banners and display cases must be obtained from the dean/administrator having primary responsibility for management of the building (see app. B.). Once approval is received for the space desired, the Office of Student Life will coordinate with Physical Plant for installation. The cost of the banner or bulletin board and installation is the responsibility of the organization.
Sandwich boards may not be stationed in areas that obstruct normal pedestrian traffic flow or violate University fire codes. Check with the Office of Student Life regarding the use and placement of sandwich boards. Some approval from University Physical Plant staff may be necessary.
All advertising requiring staking must have locations approved by Physical Plant. The Office of Student Life will assist student organizations in the approval process. Use of wooden stakes for postings is prohibited.
Distribution of handbills, circulars and flyers not in violation of campus regulations and the California Penal Code is permitted on campus. The campus chooses to exercise its right to regulate the time, manner and place of this distribution in accordance with State law and the Free Speech Policy through the issuance of a daily permit. Student organizations, University departments and administrative offices wishing to distribute any material must obtain permission from the Student Union or PCLASS, and the Office of Student Life. Individuals or off-campus entities wishing to distribute material must obtain a permit from the Office of Procurements and Contracts, Logistical and Support Services (PCLASS). Distribution is not allowed in buildings or parking lots. Interference with the normal flow of auto or pedestrian traffic and the harassment of individuals is prohibited.
As the use of technology on campus increases and new resources become available, new options for electronic advertising also become available. Campus Pipeline, University calendars, websites, and the electronic marquis at the corner of Avalon and Victoria Street may be options for your event. Please check with the Office of Student Life or PCLASS for policies and processes related to these forms of publicity. Request forms to display general campus announcements may be picked up from and submitted to the Office of University Advancement (WH C 490).
Materials are not to be posted in areas other than designated posting areas. Posting is not allowed on windows, glass doors, elevators, telephone booths, bathroom stalls, sculptures, posts, trees, traffic control/utility poles, signs, vehicles, or planted garden areas. Nothing shall be posted as to obscure previously posted, properly placed materials.
Violations of these regulations will result in the immediate removal of posted materials, possible loss of posting privileges for the following semester and/or other restrictions as may be determined by the Office of Student Life and the University. Student organizations and/or individuals will be charged for the cost incurred in the removal or repair of improper postings.
The administrative entity responsible for University buildings would have authority to approve posting within buildings, including classroom bulletin boards, railings, and free-standing structures and designated as follows as of 10/25/04:
|Building Managing Administrator||Managing|
|Small College Complex||Vice President Admin. & Finance|
|School of Education||Dean, School of Education|
|Social & Behavioral Science (SBS)||Dean, College of Business Admin. and Public Policy|
|Natural Science and Mathematics (NSM)||Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences|
|South Academic Complex||Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs|
|University Library||Dean, University Library|
|Gymnasium and Field House||Director, Athletics|
|LaCorte Hall||Dean, College of Liberal Arts|
|Loker University Student Union||Exec. Director, Student Union|
|University Theatre||Dean, College of Liberal Arts|
|Student Health Center||Director, Student Health and Psychological Services|
|Child Development Center||Associated Students, Incorporated|
|Extended Education||Dean, College of Extended and International Education|
|Welch Hall||Vice President for Administration and Finance|