University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Advertising (Chalking and Posting) on Campus
Regulatory Procedures

Effective January 18, 2005

Chalking Regulatory Procedures

Authority

In accordance with the campus policy governing the use of university facilities, the Director of Public Safety is the designated campus administrator for approving all use requests for sidewalks, roadways and parking lots.

General Information

Chalking on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus will be permitted in designated place, time and manner.

Only UCCS departments and registered student organizations will be allowed permits.

Chalking is prohibited in the following areas:

  • All parking lots
  • All streets and roads including but not limited to any area designed primarily for vehicular traffic
  • All asphalt surfaces, brick surfaces, pavers and stucco surfaces
  • All vertical surfaces, including building vertical surfaces, unless specifically designated by these regulations
  • All doors
  • All windows
  • All stairs and stairwells including exteriors stairs
  • All classrooms
  • All fences
  • University buses and motor vehicles
  • Walls, pillars, benches, bulletin boards, and trash cans
  • All signs (it is a criminal offense for anyone to remove, change, cover, or damage University regulatory or way-finding signs and appurtenances)
  • Within 20 feet of building entrances (exception is housing village where chalking may not be done within 10 feet of building entrances)
  • On the Mountain Lion Statue and its base (note, defacement of this item may result in criminal charges)

Procedures

  1. Approvals
    1. All student organizations must request approval for chalking from the Office of Campus Life at the time that they submit their event application.
    2. University Departments must request approval for chalking from the Director of Public Safety
  2. Information required on each permit includes but is not limited to:
    1. Requested location(s).
    2. Message.
    3. A diagram of the proposed chalking may be submitted with each request.
    4. Requested start and end date. Note, chalking may be done no more than 7 days in advance of event and must be cleaned up within 24 hours of event end date unless cleanup would constitute a safety hazard such as use of water during a winter ice storm.  The ROAR office will make a bucket and brush available that may be checked out for cleaning purposes.
  3. The Director of Public Safety reserves the right to limit chalking reservations to one (1) per calendar month to any department or organization in order to facilitate equitable access to chalking areas.
  4. Manner
    • Only water soluble chalk may be used for chalking.  Water soluble chalk is available in the ROAR office, University Center Information Desk, Office of Campus Activities, and the Office of Campus Recreation.
    • The vertical concrete surfaces outside the second floor entrance to the University Center (east of the gymnasium and west of the Overlook Caf�) may be used but must be specifically requested on the permit application.
  5. Regulation enforcement
    1. Clubs, departments, or individuals may be asked to remove chalking when necessary.
    2. Clubs, departments, or individuals who do not adhere to the terms and conditions of these regulations may be required to pay for any clean-up or maintenance charges.

Posting Regulatory Procedures

Authority

In accordance with the campus policy governing the use of university facilities, the Director of Public Safety is the designated campus administrator for approving all use requests for sidewalks, roadways and parking lots; the Director of the University Center is the designated campus administrator for approving all use of posting boards; the Director of Facilities Services is the designated campus administrator for approving all use of Lawns and Grounds.

General Information

Posting of advertisements on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus will be permitted in designated place, time and manner.

All postings must receive the approval of the Director of the University Center or designee.  Requests to place postings along sidewalks require approval of the Public Safety Director.  Requests to place postings on landscaped areas require approval from the Facilities Director.

With the exception of permanent university signs, the posting of signs, flyers or other advertising materials is prohibited in the following areas:

  • All parking lots
  • All streets and roads including but not limited to any area designed primarily for vehicular traffic
  • All asphalt surfaces
  • All vertical surfaces, including building vertical surfaces, unless specifically designated by these regulations.
  • All doors
  • All windows
  • All stairs and stairwells including exteriors stairs
  • All classrooms
  • All areas of the El Pomar Center, Kraemer Family Library, Main Hall, and Cragmor Hall.
  • All bulletin boards owned and operated by specific campus departments
  • All fences
  • Any vehicle parked on campus including private and University owned vehicles
  • Walls, pillars, benches, bike racks, and trash cans
  • All signs and sign posts (it is a criminal offense for anyone to remove, change, cover, or damage University regulatory or way-finding signs and appurtenances)
  • All light posts
  • All environmentally sensitive areas including but not limited to storm water collection points, native grass areas, and newly seeded grass
  • On the Mountain Lion Statue and its base (note, defacement of this item may result in criminal charges)

Procedures

  1. Approval
    1. All student organizations must have all signs and posters approved by the University Center at the University Center Information Desk prior to posting.
    2. University Departments must have all signs and posters approved by the University Center at the University Center Information Desk prior to posting.
    3. Non-university facilitated individuals, companies, groups, associations, organizations, corporations must have all signs and posters approved by the University Center at the University Center Information Desk prior to posting.
    4. The University Center Information Desk will provide information as to acceptable posting locations.
    5. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and its appointed administrators reserve the right to refuse approval for any posting or sign that is not compatible with the University's educational mission.
  2. Regulation enforcement
    1. Postings that have not received approval will be removed and destroyed.
    2. Postings placed on prohibited surfaces will be removed and destroyed.

Last updated September 2012