132Z-140-040 - Policies limiting use

132Z-140-040. Policies limiting use

(1) College facilities may be used for purposes of political campaigning by or for candidates who have filed for public office, directed to members of the public, only when the full rental cost of the facility is paid. Use of state funds to pay for facility rental costs for political campaigns is prohibited. No person may solicit contributions on college property for political uses, except where this limitation conflicts with federal law regarding interference with the mails.

(2) Posters and samples may be posted or distributed only in designated areas of the campus, unless prior permission to post/distribute is obtained from the executive director of communications and marketing. Information on the location of designated poster/distribution areas may be obtained in the office of the executive director of communications and marketing.

(3) WAC 132Z-140-010 through 132Z-140-122 shall apply to recognized student groups using college facilities.

(4)Handbills, leaflets, and similar materials except those which are commercial, obscene, or unlawful may be distributed in designated areas on the campus where, and at times when, such distribution will not interfere with the orderly administration of the college affairs or the free flow of traffic. Prior authorization must be obtained from the executive director of communications and marketing. Any distribution of materials as authorized by the executive director of communications and marketing shall not be construed as support or approval of the content by the college community or the board of trustees.

(5)Use of audio amplifying equipment is permitted only in locations and at times that will not interfere with the normal conduct of college affairs as determined by the vice-president for administrative services.

(6)The right of peaceful dissent within the college community will be preserved. While peaceful dissent is acceptable, violence or disruptive behavior is not a legitimate means of dissent. If any person, group, or organization attempts to resolve differences by means of violence, the college retains the right to take steps to protect the safety of individuals, the continuity of the educational process, and the property of the state.

(7)Orderly picketing and other forms of peaceful dissent are protected activities on and about the college premises when such premises are open to public use. However, interference with free passage through areas where members of the college community have a right to be, interference with ingress and egress to college facilities, interruption of classes, injury to persons, or damage to property exceeds permissible limits.

(8)Where college space is used for an authorized function (such as a class or a public or private meeting under approved sponsorship, administrative functions or service related activities), groups must obey or comply with directions of the designated administrative officer or individual in charge of the meeting.

(Amended by WSR 15-07-089, Filed 3/17/2015, effective 4/17/2015)

Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 06-14-012, ยง 132Z-140-040, filed 6/23/06, effective 7/24/06.

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