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PDFWAC 132V-135-030

Use of college premises.

Subject to the regulations and requirements of this policy, noncollege groups may use college premises for expressive activities between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and no longer than eight hours from beginning to end. College groups may use college premises as approved by the vice president for student services or designee. Provisions of this section apply to both college and noncollege groups. However, unscheduled events by college groups may be permitted so long as the event does not interfere with any other function of the college.
(1) College groups are required to request accommodation for an activity a minimum of twenty-four hours in advance of an event.
(2) Noncollege groups are required to request accommodation a minimum of three business days in advance of an event.
(3) College groups and noncollege groups are required to submit, but not limited to, the following information when requesting accommodation:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, group, entity, or organization sponsoring the activity; and
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of a contact person for the sponsoring organization; and
(c) The date, time, and requested location of the activity; and
(d) The nature and purpose of the activity; and
(e) The type of sound amplification devices to be used in connection with the activity, if any; and
(f) The estimated number of people expected to participate in the activity.
(4) All expressive activities will be held in a location the college has designated as a limited public forum area.
(5) All areas impacted by expressive activities will be cleaned up and left in their original condition and may be subject to inspection by a representative of the college after the event. Reasonable charges may be assessed against the sponsoring organization or individual for the costs of extraordinary cleanup or for the repair of damaged property.
(6) There will be no overnight camping on college premises. Camping is defined to include sleeping, cooking, storing personal belongings, personal habitation, or the erection of tents or other shelters or structures used for the purposes of personal habitation.
(7) Posting and displaying signage, banners, posters, etc., will adhere to established college policy.
(8) Sound amplification shall not disrupt or disturb the normal use of classrooms, offices or laboratories or any previously scheduled college event or activity. The college will determine the time, place, and manner of sound amplification devices.
(9) All fire, safety, sanitation, or special regulations specified for the event will be obeyed in accordance with applicable regulations such as the Tacoma Community College security and fire safety report. The college will not allow utility connections, water hookups, or sanitation systems for purposes of expressive activities conducted pursuant to this policy.
(10) The activity will not be conducted in such a manner as to obstruct vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, or other traffic to include interference with ingress or egress to college premises or to college activities or events. The activity will not create safety hazards or pose unreasonable safety risks to college students, employees, or invitees of the college.
(11) The activity will not interfere with educational activities inside or outside any college premises or otherwise prevent the college from fulfilling its mission and achieving its primary purpose of providing an education to its students. The event will not materially infringe on the rights and privileges of college students, employees, or invitees to the college.
(12) College premises will not be used for commercial sales, solicitations, advertising, or promotional activities, unless:
(a) Such activities serve educational purposes of the college; and
(b) Such activities are under the sponsorship of a college department or office, college administration, or ASTCC constitutionally recognized student club.
(13) The activity will also be conducted in accordance with any other applicable college policies and regulations, college or local ordinances, and state or federal laws.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 13-21-137, ยง 132V-135-030, filed 10/22/13, effective 11/22/13.]
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