Office of Student Activities and Engagement (SAE): Publicity Policies

University of Mary Washington

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Chalking Policy: 

Student organizations may use chalk as a means of publicity, but chalking is limited to uncovered sidewalks.



  • Chalk messages cannot include any obscene or illegal information, including: vulgar and alcoholic/drug related content.

Flyer Policy:

There are a number of bulletin boards on campus in which you are able to post flyers – other than flyers posted by University departments, all flyers must be brought to the SAE office (CRUC 303) or emailed to to be approved before being posted in the buildings below....


  • All materials must include a phone number or email address, and the first name of the contact person.
  • Flyer cannot include any material that is illegal or in violation of University policies, including alcohol- and drug-related content.
  • Publicity materials may only be displayed on public bulletin boards, and not on windows, doors or other surfaces for safety/facility reasons.

While flyers may receive approval from SAE, it does not mean that SAE condones the content of the flyer or what the flyer is promoting.