Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

PROPERTY
20.39
New 5-10
Campus Facilities Services, Operations

Postings in University Spaces

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POLICY

University departments and employees are to post signs, posters, handbills, flyers, banners, announcements, and similar materials in accordance with this policy. Employees and other individuals who are not acting on behalf of a WSU department are to comply with provisions of WAC 504-34-140.

Scope

This policy applies to all University employees and departments at all University campuses, stations, and centers.

Definitions

Public Access Areas

Public access areas refer to University locations open to the public, including, but not limited to: general University classrooms, public restrooms, hallways, atriums, entries, instructional laboratories, stairwells, and exterior locations. Public access areas do not include residence building interiors and departmental spaces.

Departmental Spaces

Departmental spaces include individual staff and faculty offices, departmental offices, research laboratories, workshops, athletic courts, warehouses, and storage locations.

Postings

Postings include signs, posters, handbills, flyers, banners, announcements, and similar items that are temporarily affixed to a University structure or location.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS

University departments may place postings regarding University-related business on installed bulletin boards in public access areas.

Prohibitions

Postings in public access areas may not:

Neither paint, chalk, nor other marker may be used on any walkway, stairwell, sidewalk, floor, or on any portion of a building.

Banners, WSU Pullman

The overhead walkways that cross streets at the Pullman campus may be used by University departments to display banners that promote University events if users coordinate banner approval and installation with the CUB Marketing Services; telephone 335-6678. (WAC 504-34-140(1)(c))

Removal

Postings not in conformance with the above requirements may be removed by campus facilities personnel.

Exceptions

Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the following officials for indicated locations:

WSU Pullman

Vice President for Finance and Administration or designee

WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, WSU Vancouver

Responsible chancellor or designee

Other WSU Stations and Centers

Responsible head administrator or designee

DEPARTMENTAL SPACE

The responsible departmental administrator sets policy for postings within departmental spaces.