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The Lowdown
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I. USA Affiliated Groups
a. University of South Alabama student organizations, departments or other affiliates of
the university are permitted to engage in solicitation activities such as fundraisers,
information distribution and organizational promotion on campus. Such events require
advanced registration with the designated facility representative. Use of space for the
selling of goods and/or services that is in close proximity to and in direct competition
with exclusive university vendors such as the University Bookstore, Dining Services or
any other entity that have an exclusive contract with USA is prohibited. 
b. Each event must follow the rules and regulations of the University and the laws of the
State of Alabama or other governing body. Solicitation privileges may be revoked for
violation of rules and/or regulations, or for conduct which may be characterized as
offensive or harassing. 
c. Solicitation in the Student Center- The USA Student Center requires any organization
requesting space to contact South Paw Services (460-6077) to make a reservation.
Designated spaces are limited and restricted to the use of that space only. All
organizations using designated solicitation space must adhere to all reservation policies
of the student center.
d. Door to door solicitation is not allowed.
II. Non-USA groups 
a. Non-University groups, individuals or businesses are not permitted to solicit or
distribute information in University buildings or on the grounds except at designated
places during designated times such as Jag Blast and Jag Fest. Please contact the Office
of New Student Orientation at 460-7093 for more information about designated times.
b. Any business, company or service attempting to recruit for student employment must
obtain approval from USA Career Services (460-6188) to reserve vendor space. 
c. Door to door solicitation is not allowed.
III. Speakers and Demonstrations (Please refer to the The Lowdown, available online at
http://www.southalabama.edu/lowdown/ for the entire policy.)
a. USA reserves the right to require that speakers, scheduled and unscheduled, sponsored
and unsponsored, use the areas around the Student Center in order to avoid disruption of
the normal function of the University and to assure the flow of vehicular and pedestrian
traffic. Demonstrations, speeches, and debates will be held around the Student Center
unless the Vice President for Student Affairs is able to coordinate another appropriate
campus location no less than three working days prior to the event. Authorization for any speech or demonstration beyond the Student Center will require identification of the
individual or organization involved and agreement to abide by these regulations, which
will not be unreasonably withheld.
b. No musical instrument or sound amplification equipment of any kind, including stereo
turntables, stationary or mobile public address systems are allowed on concourse, streets,
or in areas adjacent to academic buildings or around the Student Center unless otherwise
allowed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean in charge of the academic
building, or a person designated by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
IV. Other policies 
1. All USA and non-USA groups wishing to post flyers must follow the USA posting
policy as stated in The Lowdown, available online at either
http://www.southalabama.edu/lowdown/ or
http://www.southalabama.edu/studentcenter/postingpolicy.html 2. Solicitation by placing
flyers on vehicles by USA or non- USA groups is strictly prohibited. 
Student Center Posting Policy           
I. USA Affiliated Groups
a. University of South Alabama student organizations, departments or other affiliates of the
university are permitted to engage in solicitation activities such as fundraisers,
information distribution and organizational promotion on campus. Such events require
advanced registration with the designated facility representative. Use of space for the
selling of goods and/or services that is in close proximity to and in direct competition
with exclusive university vendors such as the University Bookstore, Dining Services or
any other entity that have an exclusive contract with USA is prohibited.
b. Each event must follow the rules and regulations of the University and the laws of the
State of Alabama or other governing body. Solicitation privileges may be revoked for
violation of rules and/or regulations, or for conduct which may be characterized as
offensive or harassing.
c. Solicitation in the Student Center- The USA Student Center requires any organization
requesting space to contact South Paw Services (460-6077) to make a reservation. 
Designated spaces are limited and restricted to the use of that space only. All
organizations using designated solicitation space must adhere to all reservation policies
of the student center.
d. Door to door solicitation is not allowed.
II. Non-USA groups 
a. Non-University groups, individuals or businesses are not permitted to solicit or distribute
information in University buildings or on the grounds except at designated places during
designated times such as Jag Blast and Jag Fest.  Please contact the Office of New
Student Orientation at 460-7093 for more information about designated times.
b. Any business, company or service attempting to recruit for student employment must
obtain approval from USA Career Services (460-6188) to reserve vendor space.
c. Door to door solicitation is not allowed. III. Speakers and Demonstrations 
a. USA reserves the right to require that speakers, scheduled and unscheduled, sponsored
and unsponsored, use the areas around the Student Center in order to avoid disruption of
the normal function of the University and to assure the flow of vehicular and pedestrian
traffic. Demonstrations, speeches, and debates will be held around the Student Center
unless the Vice President for Student Affairs is able to coordinate another appropriate
campus location no less than three working days prior to the event. Authorization for any
speech or demonstration beyond the Student Center will require identification of the
individual or organization involved and agreement to abide by these regulations, which
will not be unreasonably withheld.
b. No musical instrument or sound amplification equipment of any kind, including stereo
turntables, stationary or mobile public address systems are allowed on concourse, streets,
or in areas adjacent to academic buildings or around the Student Center unless otherwise
allowed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean in charge of the academic
building, or a person designated by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
IV. Other policies
a. All USA and non-USA groups wishing to post flyers must follow the USA posting policy
as stated in The Lowdown, available online at either
http://www.southalabama.edu/lowdown/ or
http://www.southalabama.edu/studentcenter/postingpolicy.html
b. Solicitation by placing flyers on vehicles by USA or non- USA groups is strictly
prohibited.
Student Center Poster Policy
Recognized and registered student organizations, academic and administrative
departments, non-USA affiliated groups, and individuals:
May have two flyers posed in the Student Center per unique event. One may be placed on the
appropriate board located on the first floor and the other may be placed in the gameroom.
Student groups with large memberships may request their own space from the SC Director.
Poster Policy - Approval for all flyers, posters, and banners is done at the Student Center
Information Desk (exceptions: to advertise in the Residence Halls, approval is needed from the
Associate Director of Housing; to advertise in the Recreation Center, approval is needed from
the Recreation Center Director; groups or departments do not need approval for posting on their
own boards). All approved posters must bear an original stamped approval from the Student
Center except for the above noted exceptions. Any member of the University community may
remove materials which are improperly posted.
Posters announcing meetings, programs, and special events sponsored by registered University
student organizations, Student Services, or Academic Departments are allowed in all University
buildings in properly designated areas. Non-USA groups may receive flyer approval on a limited
basis. A complete copy of both the University of South Alabama and the Student Center Poster Policy may be obtained from the office of the Director of the Student Center or the Information
Desk.
Hand Bills and Petitions - The distribution of handbills and petitions on campus must be
registered in Southpaw Services and permission must be given by the Vice President for Student
Affairs or his or her designee. Handbills and petitions must be sponsored by a registered
University organization or by the Student Center.
Banners may be hung from 2nd floor lobby rail by approved student organizations only. All
supplies are available at no charge in the SGA Office (room 280 of the SC). Banners may not
exceed 3 feet in width and 10 feet in length. Banners exceeding these dimensions will be taken
down by SC staff and turned over to the SGA secretary.
Groups wishing to hang banners in other locations must obtain permission from the Director of
the Student Center or the Student Center Reservations.

 
     
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