Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

SAFETY AND SECURITY
50.21
Revised 6-04
Office of Finance and Administration
335-5524

Solicitation

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DEFINITION

A solicitor is one who contacts WSU staff, faculty, or students for the purpose of canvassing, petitioning, and/or merchandising, including buying or selling.

Applicability

This policy applies to solicitation within the boundaries of WSU-owned or controlled property. (WAC 504-35-030(5))

This policy also applies to solicitation contacts made by telephone, facsimile machine, e-mail, or any other means of contacting WSU staff, faculty, or students.

PRIOR APPROVAL

Solicitors may contact WSU staff, faculty, and/or students with appropriate approval.

VENDORS

WSU's Purchasing Services coordinates the activities of vendor representatives. See 70.11 for procedures vendor representatives use to contact WSU employees.