University Policy: Facilities
Posting and Advertising Procedures
These guidelines prescribe locations and formats within the residence halls for the promotion and advertising of activities, programs, and services of interest to UW-Platteville students, faculty, and staff. It was developed with regard for effective and available space utilization, demonstration of support for campus-related programs and services, and an understanding that the halls are living environments.
These guidelines explain who, how, what, when, and where items may be posted and/or advertised. It provides consistency, is more readily explained, lessens fire code concerns, and addresses overuse of fliers.
The following are guidelines for the procedure.
- All postings from student organizations, businesses, individuals, and non-UW-Platteville recognized groups may submit only two posting for each hall's lobby (26). All postings must be brought to the Department of Residence Life for approval. The department will review all postings to ensure compliance with UW-Platteville policies, e.g., UWS 14, 17, 18, UW-Platteville Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and UW-Platteville Alcohol Policy. The posting and promotion of any event or activity where alcohol is the primary focus will not be permitted. Postings will then be given to residence hall staff for posting at their earliest convenience. Individuals are not allowed to post materials in the residence halls on their own.
- Only Department of Residence Life personnel may physically place postings (signs, fliers, and posters) in the residence halls.
- Residence hall communities have both the right and the responsibility to regulate the "public" side of room doors. Residence halls are considered a non-public form related to the first amendment. Materials placed on the public side of room doors must be in compliance with UW-Platteville policies, e.g., UWS 14, 17, 18, UW-Platteville Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and UW-Platteville Alcohol Policy. The display and promotion of any event or activity where alcohol is the primary focus will not be permitted. The department mission is to build safe, inclusive environments. If the actions in question are incompatible with this mission, Residence Life reserves the right to limit those actions (The First Amendment On Campus, Bird, Mackin, and Schuster, 2006).
In addition, no items may be adhered to or displayed in windows. The only items that may be in a windows are twinkle lights around the perimeter of the window. You will be asked to remove any other materials by departmental staff.
This policy is updated as of 6/21/2019