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PUBLICATIONS AND
PUBLICITY
SIGN POSTING POLICY
Whether advertising for an organization or per-
sonal reasons, signs should be attached only to bul-
letin boards and never on doors, glass, or painted
surfaces. All signs should be in good taste and cannot
make any reference to alcoholic beverages. Campus
organizations should make sure that persons who are
responsible for posting signs for the organization are
fully aware of this policy. Improperly posted signs will
be removed and discarded. When signs are removed
from paint, it often damages the paint which, in turn,
costs the College money to repaint. Tape on glass is
hard to remove and it is costly timewise to clean glass
which has had signs posted on it. Signs should never
be posted on doors as they then become fire and
safety hazards — in fact, to do so is in violation of
the regulations of the City Fire Marshal.
In addition, students who wish to post signs in
any of the residence halls must first obtain permis-
sion from the Office of Residence Life. If approved,
the student will be asked to provide copies to be
placed in the resident advisor mail boxes. The resi-
dent advisors will post the approved signage in des-
ignated places on each floor in the building.
A $50 fine will be given to an organization or
individual who violates this policy. In addition, any
damage done resulting from violations will result in
mandatory restitution for the damage.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERMIS-
SION FOR USE OF THE COLLEGE NAME
As set forth in Title XIII of the Student Code of
Rights and Responsibilities, students must gain the
express authorization of the College” in order to
use the Birmingham-Southern College name, logo or
anything bearing the identity of the College. This
includes, but is not limited to, an event, a sign,
clothing apparel, and cups. Before using the Birm-
ingham-Southern identity, students must notify the
Dean of Students and gain subsequent approval
from the Office of Student Development and Office
of Communications. Violations of this policy will
result in disciplinary action.
PUBLICATIONS POLICY
It is the policy of Birmingham-Southern College
that student publications are an invaluable part of
the College experience and must be fostered. Stu-
dent publications are financed from the Student
Activity Fee which all students must pay in order to
register for a semester. Since these funds are collect-
ed by the College for the general student body, the
College and the Budget Committee of the SGA bear
legal and financial responsibility for the publications.
There is no set limit to the number of publications to
be produced each year, but the SGA has final juris-
diction in the matter. Each existing publication will
be reviewed annually by the SGA. Despite legal and
financial dependence of publications, the College
and the SGA must provide sufficient editorial free-
dom and financial autonomy for the student publica-
tions to maintain their integrity of purpose as vehi-
cles of free inquiry and free expression in the acade-
mic community. This editorial freedom requires a
corollary obligation under the canons of responsible
journalism as stated in the bylaws of the Publica-
tions Board.
POLITICAL SPEAKER AND LITERATURE
DISTRIBUTION POLICY
1.
Individuals who are running for political office
are allowed to speak on campus once during
each election cycle. Separate engagements may
be allowed for primaries and general elections.
Participation in panels and forums hosted on
campus during an election season may be
allowed in addition to individual speaking
engagements.
2.
Speaking events must be sponsored and actively
hosted by campus organizations, including the
presence of students and an advisor to the orga-
nization. Any events involving speakers from off-
campus, including political figures, must be
approved by Student Development.
3.
Facilities for political engagements are limited,
and therefore must be approved far in advance
through the Facilities office.
4.
Press releases about speaking engagements must
be approved and distributed through the Office
of Communications.
5.
A political party or political candidate may not
display literature within 25 feet of a voter regis-
tration area.
6.
Each political candidate or campaign may
reserve the atrium area once per election.
7.
Each political party can reserve the atrium area
once per election. (Note: when only one candi-
date is being considered in a political party, only
one display in the polling booth area is permit-
ted.)