Out of consideration for the right of free expression, the rights of viewers, civility, tolerance, and respect, the following guidelines are to be followed when posting or displaying notices or information or when canvassing on the Hamline University campus.
Flyers, banners, brochures, etc. must be date-stamped and approved at the Student Center Front Desk prior to posting on Hamline University's campus on bulletin boards, with the exception of the School of Law building, residence halls, departmental bulletin boards, and Safety & Security.
All postings in the School of Law must go through the School of Law Registrar's Office for approval. All residence hall postings must go through the respective residence hall director. All departmental bulletin board posting must go through their respective department.
The following may not be posted any time or anywhere:
- Any direct or indirect promotion of or reference to the sale, use or distribution of alcohol or drugs in connection with any university event;
- Any obscene material; and/or
- Any material, which would violate applicable law or any university policy (such as policies prohibiting harassment).
Posting is not permitted on glass, mirrors, windows, doors (with the exception of residence hall room doors), walls, trees, ceilings, or other overhead room structures, or obstructing the view or access of fire exits or other entrances or exits to buildings.
Notices may only be posted with transparent tape, thumb tacks, or staples as appropriate for the posting surface. No nails, decals, bumper stickers, contact paper, glue, masking tape, duct tape, or other substances may be used to attach postings.
Postings are further limited by fire code and may be removed at the discretion of the Office of Safety and Security or the staff of the affected building. Groups and individuals are asked to keep this in mind when choosing the size of their postings.
All postings must include a contact group or person and a phone number or address. Postings will be removed daily after the event has taken place or two (2) weeks following the date stamped. Outdated postings may be removed by anyone in the university community.
Canvassing is defined in this policy as an activity undertaken to gain support for some purpose, but not to solicit money for any purpose (campaigns, charity, and commercial alike).
On the basis of this definition, non-Hamline groups wishing to canvass students, faculty, and staff on the Hamline University campus grounds must have prior permission from the Conference and Events Services office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-523-2474), and may conduct their canvassing only on public/city streets and sidewalks.
Canvassing may not occur in the interior of campus or within buildings, unless expressly permitted by Minnesota State Law.