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Placement of Printed Materials on Campus Policy

Placement of Printed Materials on Campus Policy

Date enacted or revised: 
Revised April 2006

To insure that McNeese State University maintains an attractive campus appearance and protects the rights of all campus organizations and individuals as well as University property, the following rules relating to the posting of all printed materials (papers, signs, posters, and banners of any type) on campus are to be observed:

  1. Printed materials may be placed on authorized surfaces such as bulletin boards and easels in University buildings.  Maximum size for such materials is 12" x 17" (210 sq. in.), and one announcement per event is allowed per bulletin board/easel, where available.
  2. Printed materials may not be placed on brick, glass, or wall surfaces, as well as on doors, fences, sidewalks, trash receptacles, light poles, or trees.
  3. The placement of any banners (anything larger than 12" x 17") on campus must have prior written approval by the University's designated responsible party.
  4. Printed materials posted on unauthorized surfaces will be removed immediately.  The custodial or grounds staff may remove expired information on Friday of each week.
  5. Student election campaign materials are also subject to the SGA constitution and by-laws. Allowances are made prior to elections in the Student Union areas only.  All postings must comply with all other components of this policy.
  6. The University reserves the right to remove any printed materials that have become damaged, are not posted properly, are not posted on an authorized surface, or materials that would cause embarrassment or discredit to the University.
  7. No advertising for private business will be allowed unless authorized under guidelines established under ULS Board Policy FB-IV.VI found at
  8. No non-campus electioneering signage will be allowed to be posted anywhere on campus.
  9. Non-university related or sponsored event notices or posters that are allowed to be posted must contain a statement of non-endorsement and non-guarantee of service or product by the University.
  10. Flyers on automobiles will not be allowed and violators will be asked to remove this material or pay the labor cost associated with removing these materials.
  11. Departmental Bulletin boards shall be maintained by the department or Building Coordinator but shall comply with Item No. 8 above.
  12. All items that are hung in designated areas shall be done so in a manner considered temporary and non-destructive.  No clear tape, duct tape, or staples shall be used.  Push pins, tacks or mounting putty will be allowed for mounting purposes.  Any substance that may damage the surface to which it is being mounted is strictly prohibited.

No earlier than the end of the Summer Semester and no later than August 1 of each year, all campus postings within all buildings will be reviewed for appropriateness with regard to time and content by the Building Coordinators, and possibly removed.