To The University Community:
Elections in November promise to be hotly contested. I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the University policy governing the display of campaign posters or placards on University property.
As an institution of higher learning we are a forum for free speech. However, campaign materials for any individual seeking public office may not be posted or displayed on University property, except in designated areas. There are three designated areas: the large bulletin board at the south entrance of the Campus Union, the kiosk at the south entrance to Golden Library, and the southwest lounge in Golden Library.
Students may display any posters they wish in their own residence hall rooms. Faculty may display posters in their offices. However, doors and windows cannot be used for any posting.
The University publishes a map indicating the streets that are University property (no posting allowed) and other streets and areas near campus where posting is allowed with the property owners' permission (for example, in front of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, Baptist Student Union, or Wesley Foundation). The University is very willing to welcome speakers (when sponsored by recognized campus groups) to debate campaign issues. If you have any questions regarding this policy, questions about posting, or concerns about allowable campaign displays, please contact the office of the University President, 575.562.2121.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.