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Business Policy and Procedure Manual
University of Missouri-Columbia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
April 1998
Chapter 6
PROPERTY, EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Section: 6:054
Posting Materials on Campus

Adopted:  04/1998 (formally 1:070 Posting Materials on MU Property)
Revised:  06/01/2017

Responsible Office
MU Operations

Posting Materials on Campus

POLICY STATEMENT

This policy applies to all University of Missouri employees, students, University affiliates, contractors and visitors who post materials on University property.

Bulletin Boards of Designated Areas

All posters, signs or other materials must be placed on bulletin boards or in designated areas.

  • Exterior bulletin boards are considered free bulletin boards for appropriate use; however, priority of space will be given to University sponsored activities.
  • Interior bulletin boards are for appropriate materials and should be used after the material has been coordinated by the department or building coordinator in charge of the bulletin board.
  • Bulletin boards in residence halls are for posting official notices and announcements. All materials should be approved by the residence hall coordinator.

Other Areas

No posters, signs or other articles shall be pasted, nailed, taped, stapled, or otherwise attached to any part of the interior or exterior (including windows and doors) of University buildings or light posts, telephone poles, trees, trash receptacles, or automobile windshields, except as approved by MU Operations; residence halls; Memorial Union or MU Student Center.

Sponsoring Organization

The sponsoring organization must be identified on all posters and materials.

Placing and Removing Posted Material

Material should be posted not more than one week prior to the event or the beginning of ticket sales. After the event, the person or group who posted the material is responsible for removing it within 24–48 hours.

Classroom chalkboards or whiteboards

The University recognizes that student organizations, professors and others regularly use chalkboards, whiteboards, etc. for educational purposes. Recognized student organizations may use classroom boards to post materials (this includes use of chalk or non-permanent erasable markers) if the professor using the classroom during the time the messaging appears on the chalkboard or whiteboard approves such use of the chalkboards or whiteboards.

At the end of the approving professor’s time to use the classroom, the material should be removed by the student organization unless permission is given by the next professor utilizing the classroom. Anyone using chalkboards or whiteboards in classrooms during non-class times should erase the boards when they vacate the classrooms.

Violations

Violations of this policy may be considered acts of vandalism and will be subject to appropriate action.

RESOURCES

Cross Refs     
BPPM 6:056 Chalking on University Property