Board of Trustees Policy
Date: June 2015
Supersedes: May 2003
The scope of this policy is defined as printed materials including, but not limited to the following: flyers, posters, pictures, table tents, lawn signs and banners in addition to sidewalk chalking, and is applicable to anyone who wishes to engage in literature distribution, poster or sign displays, petitioning and similar non-commercial expressive activity at indoor and outdoor locations on College property. The College’s Acceptable Use of Technology policy governs dissemination of electronic material. (https://www.mc3.edu/about-us/policies/137)
1. For the sake of maintaining a sense of community and support for all members of the College, all postings are expected to refrain from using racial, gender, or ethnic slurs and stereotypic depiction, or any lewd and or offensive material as defined in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, 18 Pa. Con. Stat. § 5903 and related provisions, in all materials covered by the purpose of this policy.
2. Approval of postings will be based on compliance with this policy and procedures regarding size and form.
“Postings” includes flyers, posters, pictures, table tents, lawn signs, and banners in addition to sidewalk chalking.
1. With the approval of the Student Leadership and Involvement Office, registered
student organizations and current students may post notices on designated bulletin
boards and/or displays.
2. With the approval of their College department and/or office, college employees may post notices on designated bulletin boards and/or displays.
3. External community members may post notices on designated bulletin boards and/or displays, with approval through the Information Technology and College Services office at the Central Campus or the Office of the Vice President for the West Campus.
4. Posting content on Orgsync, the College’s student engagement software program, is subject to approval by the Student Leadership and Involvement Office and must adhere to the guidelines found in the Student Organization Handbook
5. Postings must be placed only in designated areas and may not be placed on walls, buildings, exterior doors, windows, light fixtures, trees, light poles, vehicles, or any non-permanent structure.
6. Postings must have the name of the sponsoring organization, the name of the contact person, including telephone number and/or email address so that the College community may use for contact information about the program.
7. Postings must be limited to one posting per bulletin board in all buildings.
8. Postings must be removed from all areas upon the expiration date by sponsoring organization.
9. Postings are on a first come, first serve basis, up to space limitations.
10. Postings on bulletin boards must be fastened with thumbtacks or a standard desk stapler.
11. Postings may not cover existing postings on a bulletin board.
12. Postings on bulletin boards should not be larger than 14” x 22” unless approved by the office responsible for the specific bulletin board.
13. Postings from external community members may be posted in the designated areas and are subject to the posting procedures above.
14. Sidewalk chalking requests must be approved by the Student Leadership and Involvement Office at the Central or West campus. Requests must include the exact content to be displayed via sidewalk chalk and intended locations. Only standard sidewalk chalk is permitted. No spray-based chalk or cornstarch mixtures are permitted.
The College reserves the right to remove materials that are not posted in accordance with this
Organizations who violate the provisions of this policy may be denied the opportunity for future postings to be approved. Students who violate this policy will be referred to the student judicial process and may face sanctions as described in the Student Code of Conduct. Employees of the College who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of their employment.