(1) First priority for the use of campus facilities shall be given to regularly scheduled university activities. Additionally, use of university facilities may be subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions that take into account, among other considerations, the general facilities policy; the direct and indirect costs to the institution; environmental, health and safety concerns; wear and tear on the facilities; appropriateness of the event to the specific facility; and the impact of the event on the campus community, surrounding neighborhoods, and the general public.
(2) Freedom of expression is a highly valued and indispensable quality of university life. However, university facilities may not be used in ways which obstruct or disrupt university operations, the freedom of movement, or any other lawful activities. No activity may obstruct entrances, exits, staircases, doorways, hallways, or the safe and efficient flow of people and vehicles.
(3) University facilities may be used for political activities (including events and forums regarding ballot propositions and/or candidates who have filed for public office) only if the event has been sponsored by an administrative or academic unit and approved by the appropriate committee chair, and subject to the following limitations:
(a) The full rental cost of the facility must be paid and state funds may not be used to pay rental costs or any other costs associated with the event.
(b) All candidates who have filed for office for a given position, regardless of party affiliation, must be given equal access to the use of facilities within a reasonable time.
(c) No person shall solicit contributions on university property for political uses, except in instances where this limitation conflicts with applicable federal law regarding interference with the mails.
(d) University facilities may not be used to establish or maintain offices or headquarters for political candidates or partisan political causes.
(4) University facilities may not be used for private or commercial purposes such as sales, advertising, or promotional activities unless such activities serve an educational purpose, as determined by the appropriate chair of the committee on the use of university facilities (see also subsection (7) of this section, concerning residence halls).
Nothing in these rules is intended to alter or affect the regular advertising, promotional, or underwriting activities carried on, by, or in the regular university media or publications. Policies concerning advertising, promotional or underwriting activities included in these media or publications are under the jurisdiction of and must be approved by their respective management or, where applicable, advisory committees, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
(5) When permission is granted to use university facilities for approved instructional or related purposes, as a condition of approval, the user of university facilities agrees to include in all materials nonendorsement statements in the form approved by the appropriate committee chair. "Materials" includes all communications, advertisement, and any other printed, electronic, or broadcast/telecast information related to the user's activities offered in university facilities. The committee chair may determine the content, size of print and placement of the nonendorsement language. The university will not make its facilities available for instructional or related purposes that compete with courses or programs offered by the university.
(6) Solicitation, or distribution of handbills, pamphlets and similar materials by anyone, whether a member of the university community or of the general public, is not permitted in those areas of campus to which access by the public is restricted or where such solicitation or distribution would significantly impinge upon the primary business being conducted.
(7) Solicitation and distribution of materials in university residence halls are governed by residence hall policies. No solicitation of a commercial nature is permitted in university residence halls. Commercial advertising may be allowed, and is restricted to certain designated areas of each residence hall, when it is related to the university's mission and approved by the department of housing and food services.
(8) Outdoor electronic amplification is prohibited with the following exceptions:
(a) The lawn area immediately west of the Seattle campus Husky Union Building (HUB) will be available for open-air speaking events using directional and volume-controlled speech amplification equipment provided by the university. Use of the Husky Union Building lawn site will be available to registered or official student organizations and faculty or staff groups on a first-come, first-served basis. The amplification system will be issued upon presentation of a currently valid student, faculty or staff identification card at the Husky Union Building Reservation Office.
(b) The committee chair with authority to permit the use of a facility may grant permission for the use of amplification equipment in other outdoor locations. Permission should be requested from the appropriate committee chair sufficiently in advance of the program to allow timely consideration.
(9)(a) No person may use university facilities to camp, except if permission to do so has been granted in accordance with the provisions of chapters 478-116
WAC or except as provided in (b) of this subsection. "Camp" means to remain overnight, to erect a tent or other shelter, or to use sleeping equipment, a vehicle, or a trailer camper, for the purpose of or in such ways as will permit remaining overnight. Violators are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution under applicable state, county and city laws.
(b) This provision does not prohibit use of the university residence facilities in accordance with chapter 478-156
WAC or the use of facilities where the employee remains overnight to fulfill the responsibilities of his or her position or where a student remains overnight to fulfill the requirements of his or her course of study.
(10) Within the limits of applicable laws, the University of Washington is committed to establishing and maintaining safe conditions for persons attending football games in Husky Stadium or other athletic events or concerts in university facilities. Accordingly, the rules enumerated below will apply to all such events and be strictly enforced.
(a) The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs is prohibited, except for alcohol allowed under a permit or license as provided in WAC 478-136-041
. In addition to having the beverages or drugs confiscated, violators may be subject to university disciplinary action and/or legal proceedings, and removal from the events.
(b) Air horns, glass bottles, cans, picnic baskets, bota bags, ice chests, and thermoses (in excess of two-quart capacity) are prohibited. Individuals possessing such will not be admitted to, or will be removed from, Husky Stadium or other athletic or concert facilities until the items have been stored temporarily at locations provided for that purpose or disposed of in some other manner.
(c) Except for designated outdoor smoking sites, as provided in WAC 478-136-035
, smoking is prohibited in all portions of all athletic stadia, including, but not limited to, the seating areas, public concourses, and enclosed and covered spaces.
(d) All persons entering events in Husky Stadium or other athletic venues or events in other university auditoria or facilities shall be subject to having all containers, bags, backpacks, coolers, or similar items visually inspected. Security personnel shall first ask permission to visually inspect the item and advise the person that he/she may refuse. Persons who refuse to allow inspection shall be allowed to return the item to a vehicle or otherwise dispose of it, after which admission shall be allowed. Persons who refuse the visual inspection and refuse to dispose of the item shall be denied entry.
(11) Only public service announcements and acknowledgment of sponsors will be allowed on scoreboards at athletic venues.
(a) For purposes of this section, a public service announcement is defined as an announcement which promotes the activities or services of federal, state or local governments, including the University of Washington, or nonprofit organizations, or generally contributes to the community's welfare and interests.
(b) In acknowledgment of their sponsorship of the scoreboards or sponsorship of events and programs, sponsors may propose public service announcements for display on the scoreboard during athletic events. The public service announcement may be accompanied by a sponsor's name or logo but may not directly promote the products or services of the company. The text and graphics of public service announcements must be submitted at least three days in advance to the department of intercollegiate athletics for approval by the university.
(c) In addition to these public service announcements, sponsors also may be acknowledged by the display of corporate logos, trademarks, or other approved messages upon panels located on the scoreboard.
(12) The university will not make its facilities or services available to organizations which do not assure the university that they will comply with the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 42 U.S.C. 12132, 12182) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (RA, 29 U.S.C. 794). Uses must not impose restrictions nor alter facilities in a manner which would violate the ADA or RA.
(13) The university will not make its facilities or services available to organizations which do not assure the university that they do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, except where such organizations have been exempted from provisions of applicable state or federal laws or regulations.
(14) Individuals who violate the university's use of facilities rules and approved users who violate university contract terms for use of facilities may be advised of the specific nature of the violation and, if continued, individuals may be requested to leave university property or be refused future use of university facilities. Failure to comply with a request to leave university property could subject such individuals to arrest and criminal prosecution under provisions of applicable state, county, and city laws.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
. WSR 10-13-098, § 478-136-030, filed 6/17/10, effective 7/18/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
and chapter 70.160
RCW. WSR 07-03-136, § 478-136-030, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
and Executive Order 97-02. WSR 06-13-021, § 478-136-030, filed 6/13/06, effective 7/14/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
and UWBR Standing Orders, chapter 1, § 2. WSR 05-21-133, § 478-136-030, filed 10/19/05, effective 11/19/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
. WSR 03-24-045, § 478-136-030, filed 11/26/03, effective 12/27/03; WSR 02-06-020, § 478-136-030, filed 2/25/02, effective 3/28/02; WSR 01-11-135, § 478-136-030, filed 5/23/01, effective 6/23/01; WSR 97-24-047, § 478-136-030, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97; WSR 91-14-024, § 478-136-030, filed 6/25/91, effective 7/26/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 90-12-034, § 478-136-030, filed 5/30/90, effective 9/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
. WSR 88-19-045 (Order 88-05), § 478-136-030, filed 9/14/88; WSR 85-01-045 (Order 84-5), § 478-136-030, filed 12/14/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
(1). WSR 82-16-001 (Order 82-2), § 478-136-030, filed 7/22/82, effective 10/1/82; Order 73-2, § 478-136-030, filed 1/10/73.]