All individuals or organizations using University properties and services must avoid any unauthorized implication that they are sponsored, endorsed, or favored by the University.
As a State instrumentality, the University must remain neutral on religious and political matters. The University cannot sponsor or fund religious activities, and cannot sponsor or fund political activities, except when authorized for University purposes by The Regents or the President or their designees.
The name, insignia, seal, or address of the University or any of its offices or units shall not be used for or in connection with religious, political, business, or social purposes or activities except as consistent with University policies and campus regulations. (See also Appendix B and Section 60.30.)
Chancellors shall develop campus regulations which provide procedures and criteria for the use of University properties by student governments and registered campus organizations. Campus regulations may provide procedures and criteria, based upon benefit to the University, permitting the use of University properties by other persons or organizations and shall specify the conditions under which University property may be used by non-University persons or organizations.
A request for use of University properties may be denied if the request is not in accordance with campus regulations implementing these Policies, and shall be denied if circumstances are such that the event will present a clear and present danger to the orderly operation of the campus. The applicant shall be accorded a review of any denial of a request for use of University properties. If a request is denied on the basis of a clear and present danger to the orderly operation of the campus, the applicant shall be accorded a prompt appeal to the Chancellor, who shall recognize the University's heavy burden in justifying such a denial. The review processes shall be set out in campus regulations.
Campus regulations shall permit University students, faculty, staff, registered campus organizations, and University units to post and exhibit noncommercial materials at locations designated in campus regulations for that purpose; posting and exhibiting of noncommercial materials by others also may be permitted by campus regulations. All such materials shall clearly indicate the name of the sponsoring campus, individual, registered campus organization, University unit, or other individuals or organizations permitted to post and exhibit pursuant to campus regulations.
Noncommercial fund raising by student governments and by registered campus organizations shall be permitted pursuant to University policies and campus regulations; noncommercial fund raising by individuals or by other groups also may be permitted under regulations developed by the campus, consistent with University policy. Provisions may be made governing the collection of donations, sale of materials, admission charges, and financial accountability.
Except as otherwise provided in these Policies, campus regulations may adopt narrowly defined restrictions on the use of University properties for commercial purposes and personal financial gain.
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