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Sales and Solicitation Policy

Sales and solicitation is defined as any uninvited contact, generally involving distribution of literature or request for money.Soliciting is not allowed on Housing and Dining Services property at any time without permission given from the Director of Housing and Dining Services or a designee. The Sales, Solicitations and Advertising Policy on university property, including Housing and Dining Services property, can be found at PPM 8560, 8570, 8580.
 
These policies apply to all forms of solicitation. This may include but is not limited to advertising, solicitation, sponsored programs, research (academic, commercial, theological, etc.), sales, fundraising, political campaigns (public and university), and theological activities. Additionally, for political activities, please also see PPM 8560.030.
 

This policy was created to ensure our residentsright to privacy, study and sleep, and prevent the possibility of unethical or high-pressure sales or solicitation tactics. It is the responsibility of all students to report immediately to Housing and Dining Services staff on duty any violations of the stated policies. Violators may be subject to adjudication through the university conduct process. Aspects of this policy include but are not limited to:

  1. In no case is door-to-door sales or solicitation permitted, nor may a resident be coaxed, forced or embarrassed into participating.
  2. Any advertising in Housing and Dining Services locations must be approved by the Director of Housing and Dining Services or a designee. Please reference the Marketing for University Affiliated Groups policy and application in this handbook. Commercial advertising or campaign materials in the form of posters, displays, mail-in cards, printed materials, mailbox flyer, brochures, etc., are not permitted in common areas.
  3. Advertising shall be free of statements, illustrations or implications which are libelous or obscene.
  4. Advertising shall be free of making reference to or suggesting the abuse of alcohol/drugs or any irresponsible use of alcohol/drugs.
  5. Product samples, giveaways (i.e., practical items which may be used by residents) or coupons may be distributed in the main lobby of each residence hall or in the three laundry facilities of Jardine apartments, with prior approval through residence hall and Jardine office staff.
  6. Any research (surveys, interviews, questionnaires, etc.) wished to be conducted on Housing and Dining Services property must be approved by the Director of Housing and Dining Services or a designee. Any research activity will be completely voluntary and will meet all university guidelines. The person(s) to whom permission has been granted shall be the sole administrator(s) of the research.
  7. Fundraising activities wished to be conducted on Housing and Dining Services property must be approved by the Director of Housing and Dining Services or a designee. Solicitation of funds for political organizations or candidates will not be allowed on Housing and Dining Services property.
  8. Formal forums, debates or speeches in public or reservation only areas of Housing and Dining Services property must be approved by the Director of Housing and Dining Services or a designee.
  9. Any sales activities including commercial business, services, product sales, etc. wished to be conducted on Housing and Dining Services property and/or using space, utilities, mail services, etc. must be approved by the Director of Housing and Dining Services or a designee. In addition, no responsibility is assumed by the university or department and the business must comply with local and state requirements. 

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