Chapter 132T-190 WAC

Last Update: 11/22/82

POLICY ON THE USE OF THE COLLEGE FACILITIES

WAC Sections

132T-190-010Use of college facilities.
132T-190-020Limitation of use to school activities.
132T-190-030Limitation of use.
132T-190-040Administrative control.
132T-190-050Trespass.


132T-190-010
Use of college facilities.

Because the Walla Walla Community College is an educational institution provided and maintained by the people of the state, its campus, buildings, properties, and facilities shall be reserved at all times for those activities which either are related directly to its educational mission or are justifiable on the basis of their contributions to the cultural, social or economic development of the state.
[Order 78-6, § 132T-190-010, filed 10/24/77.]



132T-190-020
Limitation of use to school activities.

The college buildings, properties and facilities, including those of the associated student body, may be used only for:
(1) The regularly established teaching, research or public service activities of the college and its departments or related agencies.
(2) Cultural, educational or recreational activities of the students or of the faculty or staff.
(3) Short courses, conferences, seminars, or similar events, conducted either in the public service or for the advancement of specific departmental professional interests, when arranged under the sponsorship of the college or its departments.
(4) Public events of a cultural or professional nature brought to the campus at the request of college departments or committees and presented with their active sponsorship and active participation.
(5) Activities or programs sponsored by educational institutions, by state or federal agencies, by charitable agencies or civic or community organizations whose activities are of widespread public service and of a character appropriate to the college.
[Order 78-6, § 132T-190-020, filed 10/24/77.]



132T-190-030
Limitation of use.

(1) Primary consideration shall be given at all times to activities specifically related to the college's mission, and no arrangements shall be made that may interfere with, or operate to the detriment of, the college's own teaching, research or public service programs.
(2) In general, the facilities of the college shall not be rented to, or used by, private or commercial organizations or associations, nor shall the facilities be rented to persons or organizations conducting programs for private gain.
(3) College facilities may not be used for commercial sales, advertising or promotional activities except when such activities clearly serve educational objectives (as in display of books of interest to the academic community or in the display or demonstration of technical or research equipment) and when they are conducted under the sponsorship or at the request of a college department or office or of the associated student body.
(4) College facilities may not be used for purposes of political campaigning by or for candidates who have filed for public office except for student-sponsored activities. Rules, regulations, policies, procedures and practices regarding the use of college facilities shall not discriminate or promote discrimination among political parties, groups or candidates solely on the basis of their particular political viewpoint.
(5) Activities of commercial or political nature will not be approved if they involve the use of promotional signs or posters on buildings, trees, walls, or bulletin boards, or the distribution of samples outside rooms or facilities to which access-by be granted.
(6) Because of limitations imposed by the constitution of the state of Washington, the facilities of the college may not be used for the purpose of religious worship, exercise or instruction, except as provided in WAC 132T-190-030(7).
(7) College facilities are available to all recognized student groups and faculty or staff organizations, subject to these general policies, except as provided in WAC 132T-190-030(6), and to the rules and regulations of the college governing student, faculty and staff affairs.
(8) Handbills, leaflets and similar materials, except those which are commercial, obscene, or unlawful in character, may be distributed on the campus by regularly enrolled students, members of recognized student organizations or college personnel. Materials may be distributed only in designated areas on the campus where, and at times when, such distribution shall not interfere with the orderly administration of the college affairs or the free flow of traffic. Persons and organizations not connected with the college may not distribute handbills and similar materials.
(9) Exterior audio amplifying equipment is permitted only in locations and at times that will not interfere with the normal conduct of college affairs.
(10) No person or group may use or enter onto college facilities having in their possession firearms, even though licensed to do so, except commissioned police officers as prescribed by law.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and chapter 28B.19 RCW. WSR 82-24-021 (Resolution No. 83-4), § 132T-190-030, filed 11/22/82; Order 78-6, § 132T-190-030, filed 10/24/77.]



132T-190-040
Administrative control.

The board hereby delegates to the president authority to set up administrative procedures for proper review of the use of college facilities; to establish, within the framework of these policies, regulations governing such use; and to establish rental schedules where appropriate.
[Order 78-6, § 132T-190-040, filed 10/24/77.]



132T-190-050
Trespass.

(1) Individuals who are not students or members of the faculty or staff and who violate these regulations will be advised of the specific nature of the violation, and if they persist in the violation, they will be requested by the campus president, or his designee, to leave the college property. Such a request will be deemed to prohibit the entry of, withdraw the license or privilege to enter onto or remain upon any portion of the college facilities by the person or group of persons requested to leave, and subject such individuals to arrest under the provisions of RCW 9.88.080.
(2) Members of the college community (students, faculty and staff) who do not comply with these regulations will be reported to the appropriate college office or agency for action in accord with established college policies.
(3) Any person who violates or is in violation of a district policy may have the license or privilege to be on district property revoked and ordered to withdraw from and refrain from entering upon any district property. Remaining on or reentering district property after one's license or privilege to be on district property has been revoked shall constitute trespass and such individual shall be subject to arrest for criminal trespass.
[Order 78-6, § 132T-190-050, filed 10/24/77.]