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These regulations permit University students, faculty, staff,
organizations and University units to post and exhibit
at locations designated in these regulations for that purpose.
Posting that may
damage any University property is prohibited. Except as provided
in Chapter III,B,
2.b., non-University organizations or persons are not permitted
to post on campus.
These regulations apply to individual members of the campus
community as well as
registered campus organizations. Fines are also applicable to
during election campaigns. All materials shall clearly indicate
the name of the
sponsoring campus organization(s) or individual(s).
(Abbreviations of organizational
names to be used in publicity must be specified at the time of
- Acceptable Materials
- Announcements of campus activities, special
events and fund-raising activities sponsored
by campus organizations, departments,
recognized campus units, and affiliated organizations.
- Notices regarding the occasional/incidental
sale of personal property belonging
to students and employees of the University
and those offering educationally related
services or information of interest to UCSB
students, faculty and staff.
- Associated Students and Graduate Students
Association campaign literature. All posting
of these materials must comply with these
regulations. Additional regulations governing
election posting may be found in the
Associated Students by-laws.
- Restricted Materials
- Commercial advertisements, posters and
literature, political campaign literature,
flyers and posters not sponsored by
registered campus organizations, and publicity
for services that are not conducive to
the educational purposes of the University
(e.g., term paper services) are not
acceptable for posting.
- Advertisements, posters, and literature
related to events/services/goods of off-campus
persons or organizations must be
approved by the Office of Student Life prior to
- The only area approved for the
posting of non-sponsored literature is on the bus
loop kiosk by North Hall. Because of
space limitations only one poster per event
- Any groups wishing to have the
privilege of posting elsewhere on campus may contact
the Office of Student Life for a
list of potential campus organization sponsors
and those sponsors must be clearly
delineated on any posted material.
- Posting Areas: Posters and Announcements
- The kiosks in front of Campbell
Hall, Snidecor Hall, and the Music Building are
maintained and managed by Arts
& Lectures, Dramatic Arts Department, and Music Department,
- All other kiosks are maintained
by the Office of Student Life posting service. Since
space is limited, only one
poster per event on each kiosk is permitted.
- Temporary kiosks may be placed
on campus for a maximum of three weeks. A written
proposal outlining purpose, time
period, location(s), and construction material
must be presented to the Office
of Student Life.
- University Bulletin Boards All bulletin
boards (including those in classrooms) designated
as “general purpose” are for use by campus
organizations, students, faculty and
staff. Notices may be posted on boards
outside of the classrooms and in the Graduate
Tower area of South Hall. The following Fire
Marshal restrictions apply: only a
single layer of paper, and only one notice
per event/item is permitted on each board,
and no posting within one foot in any
direction from another notice. No commercial
flyer, literature, or advertisement may be
- Departmental Bulletin Boards Departmental
offices control the use of bulletin boards
located within departmental areas.
Permission must be obtained from the department
before any non-departmental sponsored
material is posted.
- Residence Halls All distribution and posting
in the residence halls and dining commons
are controlled by the Residence Halls
Association; posting in these areas must be
approved by the Residence Halls Association
or its designated agent(s).
- Classroom Chalkboard Posting and
Announcements Written announcements of upcoming
events on chalkboards in the Buchanan
Complex (because of the rear projection screens),
or any other instructional facility that has
limited chalkboard space, is prohibited.
Academic uses of chalkboards will always
take precedence over other uses.
- Posting Areas: Banners
- a. Banners (no more than eight feet in
length and four feet in width) may be posted
on Storke Plaza railings and the bike
tunnels on Pardall Road and near Student Health
Service and Rob Gym.
- Banners are prohibited from all other areas,
especially bike path rails and fences.
- Only one banner per event per area is
- Staked banners/signs may be placed in ground
cover (preferably) or lawn areas for
a maximum of two weeks. The signs cannot be
closer than five feet on either side
of bike paths and may not be placed in
- Removal of Poster Material
- All material referring to a specific event
or deadline is to be removed within 48
hours after the event/deadline by the
- All material not referring to a specific
event or deadline is to be removed by the
end of the quarter.
- Posting Violations
- Posting in or on campus buildings,
sidewalks, trees, bike path railings, windows,
traffic signs, fixed poles, lamp poles and
all other areas not suitable for staples
or tape and not specifically identified in
these regulations is prohibited.
- Writing, posting or taping directly on
sidewalks, paths or on the exterior or interior
surfaces of buildings or walls with any
material, including chalk, is a violation
of these regulations.
- Posting on top of or removing announcements
that are current is a violation of these
- Placing flyers, announcements or literature
of any kind on automobiles (e.g., under
the windshield wipers) on University
property is prohibited.
- Disposition of Reported Posting Violations
- Reporting Violations
Any member of the campus community may register a
written complaint or concern with
the Office of Student Life regarding alleged posting
violations and potential clean-up
- Investigating Charges and Recommending Sanctions
- Once a written complaint is filed, the Office of
Student Life will contact the alleged
violators, inform them of the charges, and ask them
for their explanation of the
- After reviewing all circumstances surrounding the
allegation, the Office of Student
Life will have the authority to impose sanctions.
- Sanctions for Posting Violations
- Fund-Raising Event
Forfeiture of the $50.00 publicity bond; or the actual cost of clean-up,
greater as stated on the Office of Student Life event planning guide.
Forfeiture of the publicity bond encumbered for the event or the actual
clean-up, whichever is greater.
Imposition of a fine up to 40% of the gross receipts of the fund-raiser
of any or all of the organizational privileges.
- Non-Fund-Raising Events
Imposition of a fine up to $20.00.
minimum fine of $50.00 or the actual cost of clean-up, whichever is
of any or all organizational privileges.*Definition of a Repeat Offense:
or organization receiving a second notification within the current
violating these posting regulations.
- For posting violations committed by
commercial organizations or groups, a $10.00
fine per flyer/advertisement will be