The policy on chalking, with the exceptions noted below, allows for the chalking of messages on campus sidewalks.
- No chalking of any kind on Matriculation Day or Commencement.
- No profanity or explicit sexual material.
- No defaming of groups or individuals because of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, veteran status, or disability.
- No chalking on vertical surfaces, which are less likely to be affected by rain.
The university, through the Office of Campus Life, regulates, and issues permits for all commercial activity and/or solicitations on the campus. These activities include (but are not limited to) fundraising, raffles, distribution of produces and promotional materials, political leafleting or solicitation, sales, and solicitation for any purpose. All groups must receive permission from the director of the Office of Campus Life before engaging in the above activities on university property. Permission never includes door-to-door canvassing or sales in the residence halls. Soliciting or selling by telephone to students in residence halls is also strictly prohibited.