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PDFWAC 516-36-030

Limitations on use.

The following limitations apply to all uses of any university property, unless specifically permitted by the university for special events:
(1) University property 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 interfere with educational activities or other lawful activities on university grounds, university controlled property, or at university sponsored events unless approved by the president, or the president's designee.
(2) University property 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 mission and achieving its primary purpose.
(3) University property 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) This provision does not apply to candidates for Western Washington University student offices or student ballot propositions;
(b) University groups may sponsor candidate forums as well as issue forums regarding ballot propositions;
(c) Candidates for office and proponents or opponents of ballot propositions may rent university property as a nonuniversity group or individual on a short-term basis for campaign purposes to the same extent and on the same basis as may other individuals or groups;
(d) Candidates for office and proponents or opponents of ballot propositions may use the limited public forum areas using the procedures of chapter 516-35 WAC to the same extent and on the same basis as may other individuals or groups; and
(e) For informational purposes, a university group 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 516-36-025 and applicable university policy.
(4) University property may not be used in ways that create safety hazards or pose unreasonable safety risks to students, employees, invitees, or guests.
(5) University property may not be used for commercial purposes, including: Advertising, commercial solicitation, sales, or other activities to promote a product, except as allowed under WAC 516-36-040.
(6) University property may not be used in furtherance of or in connection with illegal activity.
(7) University property may not be used in such manner as to create a hazard or result in damage to university property.
(8) University property 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.); use of limited public forum areas for freedom of expression and assembly must be in accordance with chapter 516-35 WAC.
(9) Use of audio amplifying equipment or sound generation is permitted only in locations and at times that will not disturb the normal conduct of university operations. Advance permission by the president, or the president's designee, is required to use audio amplifying equipment or generate sound that may disturb the normal conduct of university operations.
(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 and cannabis 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 property or remain overnight on university property, 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 516-56 WAC;
(b) The use of property by a university employee or agent who remains overnight to fulfill the responsibilities of their position;
(c) The use of property by a university student who remains overnight to fulfill the responsibilities of their course of study;
(d) The use of property where overnight stays are specifically permitted in identified locations for attendees at special events designated by the university.
(e) The use of property during a university, local, state or federal declaration of an emergency as determined by the president, or the president's designee.
(12) Signs and posters and visual displays may be placed only at those locations authorized under, and in accordance with university policies.
(13) Handbills, leaflets, pamphlets, flyers, and similar materials may be distributed only in relation to university sanctioned activities or for purposes of freedom of expression. Materials may not be distributed in a manner that results in littering or requires university resources for disposal.
(14) Animals are only allowed on university property in accordance with WAC 516-52-010 and university policies.
(15) Smoking is not allowed in or on university property, except in accordance with chapter 70.160 RCW.
(16) Mopeds, Segways, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, bicycles, and similar personal transportation devices may be used on campus in accordance with chapters 516-13 and 516-15 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 18-13-073, § 516-36-030, filed 6/15/18, effective 7/16/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12), 34.05.220 (1)(b), 34.05.250, 28B.15.600, 42.17.310, 42.30.070 - 42.30.075, chapters 69.41 and 43.21C RCW. WSR 90-10-042, § 516-36-030, filed 4/27/90, effective 5/1/90; Order 75-10, § 516-36-030, filed 11/10/75.]
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