East Tennessee State University Policy on Use of Campus Property and Facilities

East Tennessee State University

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The University has designated Public Speaking Areas that may be used as a space for meetings, rallies, protests, and demonstrations. For safety reasons, the period in which these areas are available is between dawn to dusk but no greater than 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Non-Affiliated Persons must reserve spaces for use via submission of an online or hard copy reservation form at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance. Although not required, Affiliated Persons are encouraged to reserve space at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance to ensure space is available. Affiliated Persons must reserve spaces for use via submission of an online or hard copy reservation form at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance for events where perishable food will be served, provided, or distributed (excepting prepared beverages); or will involve particular equipment (e.g., table(s), lights, stage, etc.), utilities (e.g., water, electricity, etc.), or amplified sound. Due to safety concerns, any planned assembly, meeting, demonstration or other activity with a real or an anticipated attendance of 25 of more participants must make a reservation for use of the facility at least five (5) Business Days in advance. If the University reasonably believes that more than five (5) days will be necessary to address logistic and safety concerns, the University may reschedule an event to ensure campus safety
1. The Public Speaking Areas identified for this purpose are:
a. Amphitheatre
b. The Pedestrian Mall/SGA Pridewalk
c. Designated areas within the Sherrod Library Borchuck Plaza, specifically excluding the Sherrod Library steps and the fountain structure
d. The Quadrangle/Quad grass area

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Affiliated Persons and Non-Affiliated Persons may use the Public Speaking Areas up to four (4) times per four (4) week period with no more than two (2) consecutive days of use by Non-Affiliated Persons. The University will consider additional space requests by Affiliated Persons

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Any Affiliated Person desiring to use campus property or facilities at any time and/or location other than those designated Public Speaking Areas above, and all Non-Affiliated Persons desiring to reserve campus property or facilities may submit a written Request for Use of Facilities Form for the proposed activity at least five (5) Business Days in advance (excluding weekends and holidays) to the Facilities Reservationist in the D. P. Culp University Center or other designated individuals.