FI (Regulation) – Solicitations


As used in this regulation, the word solicitation shall mean the free distribution, sale or offer for sale of any property or service, whether for immediate or future delivery, and the receipt of or request for any gift or contribution by a student, a recognized student organization, or individuals or groups unaffiliated with the College District.

No solicitation shall be conducted in or on any property either owned or controlled by the College District except in accordance with the following provisions when they do not violate a sole source vendor contract clause:

1. The sale of any newspaper, magazine, or other publication in an area designated in advance by the dean of student services for the conduct of such an activity.

2. The sale or offer for sale of any food or drink item in an area designated in advance by the dean of student services for the conduct of such an activity.

3. The collection of membership fees or dues by recognized student organizations at meetings of such organizations scheduled in accordance with the College District’s regulations on use of facilities.

4. The collection of admission fees for programs sponsored by recognized student organizations and scheduled in accordance with the College District’s regulations.

5. The activities of a recognized student organization that can present to the dean of student services written evidence from the Internal Revenue Service that the organization has been granted an exemption from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3), internal revenue code. No organization may solicit under this section without the approval of the activity from the dean of student services, and if approved, for no more than fourteen days, whether continuous or intermittent, during the school year.

6. Solicitations involving only the campus community must be approved by the dean of student services.

Solicitation made pursuant to the terms of this policy shall be conducted according to the following:

1. The solicitation shall not disturb or interfere with the regular academic or institutional programs being conducted in buildings or on property owned or controlled by the College District.

2. The solicitation shall not interfere with the free or unimpeded flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic on sidewalks and streets and at places of ingress and egress to and from buildings owned or controlled by the College District.

3. The solicitation will not harass, embarrass, or intimidate the person or persons being solicited.

4. If, after a reasonable investigation, the dean of student services determines that a solicitation is being conducted in a manner violating this policy, the dean may prohibit that party from soliciting on the campus.

REVIEWED: 03/05