STAF 3.17: Campus Solicitation

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: University of South Carolina Columbia Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: October 13, 2017

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Solicitation is defined as contact for the purpose of: 1. Soliciting funds or sales or demonstrations that may result in sales; 2. Distributing advertising or other materials; 3. Compiling data for surveys, programs, or other purposes; 4. Recruitment of members or support for an organization or cause; 5. Providing educational information sessions (exclusive of formal University of South Carolina academic classes).

“Non-commercial solicitation,” means any distribution by students individually or as members of student organizations of leaflets, brochures or other written material, or oral speech by them to a passersby, conducted without intent to obtain commercial or private pecuniary gain.

Distribution of literature by university or non-university individuals or organizations for purposes of commercial solicitation is subject to the solicitation policy in order to prevent harassment of students and to maintain the campus environment. The person-to-person distribution of literature by university or non-university individuals or organizations for purposes of commercial solicitation is restricted to the areas available for solicitation and must be registered and reserved in advance through the Department of Student Life (or designee). …

Designated Areas – Solicitation activities are permitted in the following designated areas. A solicitation fee of $29.00 will be assessed when activities are deemed solicitation as described in this policy, but this fee will not be assessed for non-commercial solicitations. (Note: Any use of space not normally designated for use by student organizations and university departments must be requested in writing to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Development at least two weeks prior to the event.)
a. Specific areas of the Russell House University Union (including the front and back patios, Davis field, Ballroom, meeting rooms, and main lobby). …
b. Greene Street (between the gates ONLY and at specified times)
c. Pickens Street Bridge (student organizations only)
d. Designated areas of the Coliseum walkway (student organizations only)
e. Designated areas of academic building lobbies upon the approval of the appropriate academic dean and the Associate Vice President for Student Life (or designee)
f. Other designated locations upon the approval of the Associate Vice President for Student Life (or designee)
g. Other specifically designated areas formally contracted through the University for the purpose of advertising goods and services to the Carolina community. …

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