The following limitations apply to all uses of any university facilities:
(1) University facilities may not be used in ways which obstruct vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, or other traffic or otherwise interfere with ingress or egress to the university, any university building or facility, or that obstruct or disrupt educational activities or other lawful activities on university grounds, university controlled facilities, or at university sponsored events.
(2) University facilities may not be used in ways that interfere with educational, research, or public service activities inside or outside any university building or otherwise prevent the university from fulfilling its missions and achieving its primary purposes.
(3) University facilities may not be used for the purpose of campaigning regarding a ballot proposition or by, for, or against candidates who have filed for public office, except that:
(a) University departments, student government organizations, or registered student organizations may sponsor candidate forums as well as issue forums regarding ballot propositions;
(b) Candidates for office and proponents or opponents of ballot propositions may rent university facilities on a short-term basis for campaign purposes to the same extent and on the same basis as may other individuals or groups;
(c) Candidates for office and proponents or opponents of ballot propositions may use the limited public forum areas using the procedures of chapter 504-33
WAC to the same extent and on the same basis as may other individuals or groups; and
(d) A registered student organization may invite a candidate or another political speaker to one of the meetings of its membership on university property, if it has complied with the scheduling procedures of WAC 504-35-024
(4) University facilities may not be used in ways that create safety hazards or pose unreasonable safety risks to students, employees, or invitees.
(5) University facilities may not be used for commercial purposes, including: Advertising, commercial solicitation, sales, or other activities to promote a product, except as allowed under WAC 504-35-050
(6) University facilities may not be used in furtherance of or in connection with illegal activity.
(7) University facilities may not be used in such manner as to create a hazard or result in damage to university facilities.
(8) University facilities may not be used where such use would create undue stress on university resources (e.g., a request for a major event may be denied if another major event is already scheduled for the same time period, because of demands for parking, security coverage, etc.); except that the use of limited public forum areas for a first amendment activity may not be halted simply because the event may require additional university security or police costs.
(9) Advance permission by the approving authority is required to use audio amplifying equipment. Use of audio amplifying equipment is permitted only in locations and at times that will not interfere with the normal conduct of university affairs.
(10) Alcoholic beverages may be served only as allowed under university policies. It is the responsibility of the event sponsor to obtain all necessary licenses from the Washington state liquor control board and adhere to their regulations, as well as all local ordinances, university rules, and regulations.
(11) No person may erect a tent or other shelter on university facilities or remain overnight on university facilities, including in a vehicle, trailer, tent, or other shelter, with the following exceptions:
(a) The use and occupancy of university housing in accordance with chapter 504-24
(b) The use of facilities by a university employee or agent who remains overnight to fulfill the responsibilities of his or her position;
(c) The use of facilities by a university student who remains overnight to fulfill the responsibilities of his or her course of study;
(d) The use of facilities where overnight stays are specifically permitted in identified locations for attendees at special events designated by the university, such as staying in the RV lots during home football games, commencement, and special weekends.
(12) Signs and posters and visual displays may be placed only at those locations authorized under, and in accordance with the restrictions of WAC 504-34-140
(13) Handbills, leaflets, pamphlets, flyers, and similar materials may be distributed only in accordance with WAC 504-34-140
(14) Animals are not allowed in or on university facilities, except in accordance with WAC 504-36-020
(15) Smoking is not allowed in or on university facilities, except in accordance with chapter 70.160
(16) Mopeds, Segweys, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, bicycles, and similar personal transportation devices may be used on campus only as allowed by WAC 504-14-250
, 504-15-930, 504-19-250, and 504-19-930.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150
. WSR 08-24-026, § 504-35-030, filed 11/24/08, effective 12/25/08.]