Student Use of Campus Facilities
03:28:00 Student Use of Campus Property and Facilities
- The policy is intended to provide access of campus property and facilities for Chattanooga State students ; to promote safety on all parts of the college campus and the site locations; to insure the orderly conduct of activities on campus property and in campus facilities; to prevent interruption of or interference with normal activities, processes and functions of the college; to promote an educational rather than commercial atmosphere on campus; to prevent commercial exploitation of students; and to prevent use of Chattanooga State campus for activities contrary to Chattanooga State and TBR rules and regulations as well as federal, state and local laws.
Campus Access and Use
- The Chattanooga State campuses, sites and facilities of the college are restricted to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the institutions, except when part or all of a campus, its buildings or facilities are open to the general public for a designated time and purpose, or when use by non-affiliated groups, organizations or individuals has been granted or approved or when guests have been invited to the campus for a specific time or reason.
- All persons on the Chattanooga State Campus or property and facilities shall be subject to all rules and regulations of Chattanooga State Community College and the policies, rules and regulations of the Tennessee Board of Regents as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations. In addition, all persons who operate motor vehicles on the campus of the college agree by such operation to be subject to the college and Tennessee Board of Regents rules, regulations, policies and procedures on traffic and parking.
- All persons on the campus or any of the Chattanooga State Sites shall provide adequate identification upon request to appropriate officials and security personnel of the institution or school. Personnel and students of the institution or school who refuse to provide such identification may be subject to disciplinary action according to the Student Code of Conduct and / or to immediately be asked to leave the campus. Other persons who refuse to provide such identification shall be requested to leave the campus, and if they refuse, may be subject to lawful removal and prosecution.
General Conditions for Student Use
- Use of campus pursuant to prior approval as hereinafter required for meetings or other activities, is subject to limitations on the number of persons who may attend in accordance with appropriate building and fire codes and safety standards. All student meetings, events or sponsored activities will abide by all local and state ordinances and regulations.
- Chattanooga State equipment may be used in connection with the use of the facilities only with the approval of, or under the supervision of Chattanooga State personnel.
- The location and meeting times for student organizations must be registered with the Director of Student Life at the beginning of each semester.
- Club and organization activities to be held on campus or using campus property or equipment must be registered in the Student Life Office.
- When activities or events are scheduled on the campus by Student Life, student clubs and organization or other student initiated events, notification will be made by the Director of Student Life in conjunction with the club or organization advisor, appropriate faculty or staff member, to the Campus Security Department, Building Maintenance Department and other appropriate offices that will be impacted by the scheduled activity or event. Procedures, information and appropriate forms will be located in the Student Life Department
- Political Use
- The use of campus property or facilities for speaking engagements by candidates for political office or for other political activities whether at the request of an affiliated or non-affiliated group, organization or individual shall be subject to the registration requirements and procedures specified above and shall be subject to the regulations of the institution or school concerning other types of meetings or activities on campus property or in campus facilities.
- When campus property or facilities are used for political purposes, reasonably equal opportunity shall be provided for presentation of all sides or views or reasonably equal access to the property or facilities shall be provided all sides.
- No campaign posters, signs or other items of campaign or political advertising may be placed on campus property or facilities, except asspecified in below.
- Students may place campaign posters, signs or other items of campaign or political advertising, whether pertaining to a campus or general election within his/her dormitory residence provided such placement is made in such a way as to not damage or destroy campus property.
- Affiliated and non-affiliated groups, organizations or individuals, with the exception of state employees, may place campaign posters, signs or other items of campaign or political advertising, whether pertaining to a campus or general election, on bulletin boards or other locations on campus specifically designated for such use by the institution or school. Any distribution of such material may be made only subsequent to the registration and approval process.
- Campus property and facilities may be utilized by affiliated groups or organizations for the purpose of religious worship or evangelical activities subject to the specified registration requirements and procedures.
- Non-affiliated groups, organizations and individuals may utilize campus property or facilities on a temporary basis for the purpose of religious worship or evangelical activities subject to the specified registration requirements and procedures.
Literature Distribution or Sale
- Any proposed distribution or sale of literature by an affiliated or nonaffiliated group, organization or individual is subject to specified registration requirements and procedures.
- Any literature which is, or which is proposed to be, distributed or sold shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and with the regulations and policies of the institution or school, and the Board of Regents. No obscene literature or material shall be distributed on any property owned or used by Chattanooga State.
- No literature, material or other printed matter shall be sold or distributed within: (1) classroom, library or other academic building or facilities; (2) administrative and employee offices and work areas. However, an institution or school may permit such sale or distribution in designated locations within the lobbies or other general use areas of the above-noted buildings or other campus facilities designated for placement of literature for distribution or sale. Further, this shall not restrict a faculty member from distributing within the classroom non-commercial material related to the particular course or subject matter.
- Chattanooga State shall designate the locations on campus which are available for the sale or distribution of literature. In addition to those areas designated in above, the college shall prohibit the sale or distribution of literature in all areas where such would: 1) cause injury or damage to campus resources; 2) unreasonably impair the academic atmosphere of the campus; 3) unreasonably interfere with the academic program and other activities of the institution or school, or with the administrative functions of the institution or school; or, 4) substantially impair the use of facilities or services on the campus, or the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
- No person, whether distributor or recipient of literature, shall cause any litter to occur on the campus of an institution or school, and literature shall only be discarded in trash receptacles on campus.
- Persons engaged in the sale or distribution of printed matter shall not obstruct or impede pedestrians or vehicles, harass other persons with physical contact or persistent demands, misrepresent the purposes or affiliations of those engaged in the sale or distribution, or misrepresent whether the printed matter is available without cost or donation.
- The institution or school shall have the right to terminate the distribution or sale of literature by any group, organization or individual which violates the provisions of this policy.
- Except as is otherwise permitted by this provision, solicitation for purely commercial purposes is prohibited on all property owned or used by the college, provided that solicitations by the institution or school and solicitations by vendors incidental to the vendor providing services on behalf of the institution or school pursuant to a contract between the institution or school and the vendor are permissible. "Solicitation" will not be considered to include activities or events engaged in by affiliated groups, organizations or individuals for the purpose of raising funds to meet expenses of the group, organization or individual. The funds raised by such activities or events shall be used for the benefit of the group, organization or individual, or for charity and no funds shall be distributed to the officers, members, or any individual for personal profit or use. For purposes of this provision the following activities are not prohibited:
- Advertising, as permitted by this policy;
- Solicitation and fund-raising activities other than for purely commercial purposes may be conducted on property owned and used by the institution or school by affiliated groups, organizations or individuals, charitable organizations holding such activities with the sponsorship of the institution or school or the State of Tennessee.
- No solicitation of charitable funds shall be permitted unless the group, organization or individual provides evidence to the institution or school demonstrating that the proposed activity is in accordance with, or exempt from, the provisions of T.C.A. § 48-
- 101-501 through 48-101-518.
- Solicitation of dues and/or membership in an organization is permissible only by affiliated groups,organizations or individuals.
- Solicitations shall only be permitted in those areas designated by the college. Application for registration of a solicitation may be denied for any of the reasons set forth in this policy.
- No funds solicited on campus property shall inure to the benefit of any individual unless contributions are requested for the relief of an individual specified by name at the time of solicitations, and all funds contributed are turned over to the named beneficiary for his or her use without any deductions whatsoever.
An institution or school may require any group, organization or individual to verify the use, application or disposition of funds solicited on campus property.
- No advertising signs, posters, or other material may be placed on any campus property or facility by any non-affiliated group, organization or individual; except that institutions and schools may permit advertising on specifically designated bulletin boards and other designated locations on campus. Affiliated groups, organizations and individuals may place advertising materials on campus property but only in such places as are designated by the institution or school. These procedures are located in the Student Life Office.
- Institutions and schools may authorize the inclusion of advertisements in appropriate campus publications for a reasonable fee.
- Institutions and schools may permit limited advertising by groups, organizations or individuals when incidental to a donation of property or services to the institution or school, or pursuant to a contract with the institution or school.
- Bulletin Boards
- Bulletin boards may be designated for use by specific groups, organizations or individuals. Those groups, organizations or individuals authorized to use a bulletin board, the types of materials which may be posted on a board, the maximum size and duration of any notice, and any other special conditions on use shall be conspicuously posted on each board, and shall control the use of the board when posted.
- Chattanooga State requires prior approval for the use of any or all bulletin boards on campus, and if required, the name of the official authorized to approve use of the board shall be posted on the board. Use of a board may be denied on the basis of one or more of the following: 1.) the person or group is not authorized to use the board in question; 2.) the material is not the type authorized for the board in question, or fails to meet any special conditions as posted on the board; 3.) the material is obscene or otherwise violates any federal or state law or regulation of the institution or school; or 4.) there is insufficient space available for the material on the board in question due to the previous posting of other materials.
Approved: Executive Cabinet, 05/20/09
Approved: President's Cabinet, 05/20/09
Approved: President, 05/20/09
Reviewed and Revised by: Student Affairs, 03/27/09