College Policies at College of San Mateo - Distribution of Materials & Campus Posting
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College Policies
Distribution of Materials & Campus Posting

Distribution of Materials

All persons using the areas of the college generally available to students, employees or members of the public shall be allowed to distribute petitions, circulars, leaflets, newspapers, and other printed matter. Such distribution shall take place only within the areas generally available to students, employees or members of the public. Material distributed in the areas generally available to students, employees or members of the public that is discarded or dropped in or around the areas generally available to students, employees or members of the public other than in an appropriate receptacle must be retrieved and removed or properly discarded by those persons distributing the material prior to their departure from the areas generally available to students, employees or members of the public that day. Placing fliers, leaflets, or other materials on vehicles parked in CSM parking lots is prohibited; violators will be charged with the costs related with cleaning such materials left in campus parking lots. (San Mateo City Ordinance 10.40.030)

Campus Posting

The College provides bulletin boards and other designated locations for use in posting materials. All materials shall conform to the guidelines set forth by the Campus Posting Instructions, available from the Office of Student Life and included below.

General Posting Instructions - Applies to all on-campus posting
  • All materials posted on campus must clearly indicate the group or organization sponsoring the event, activity or service being advertised.
  • No items may be posted on doors, on painted or varnished surfaces, in restrooms, or on any glass surfaces.
  • Posting is not permitted in the College Center (Building 10).
  • Duplicates of the same posting in the same area are subject to removal.
  • No posting is allowed on the outdoor bus stop or the Redi-Wheels stop.
  • Posting of lawn signs on grass or landscaped areas is prohibited.
  • Placing fliers, leaflets, or other materials on vehicles parked in CSM parking lots is prohibited; violators will be charged with the costs related with cleaning such materials left in campus parking lots.
College Posting Instructions - Applies to all college-affiliated groups, including departments, student groups, etc.

All General Posting Instructions apply. In addition:
  • All postings by college-affiliated groups must have a “Date to Be Removed” stamp from the Office of Student Life before being posted.
  • Posting is allowed on all interior bulletin boards not designated for a specific purpose.
  • Posting is not allowed in the Theatre Lobby (Building 3), the Administration Building (Building 1) or the Library (Building 9) without permission from the administrators in charge of those buildings.
  • Posting on outdoor railings or balconies is not permitted without permission from the administrators in charge of those buildings.
Community Posting Instructions - Applies to all postings by non-affiliated groups and organizations

All general posting instructions apply. In addition:
  • Posting on any interior bulletin boards, including bulletin boards in classrooms, is prohibited.
  • Posting is only allowed on outdoor bulletin boards.
Exceptions
Exceptions to any of the above policies require the approval of the Coordinator of Student Activities and the Administrator responsible for the specific location in question.