Political Canvassing

The college has established the following requirements to ensure that political canvassing activities for Student Association elections are conducted in accordance with college policies.

  1.  Political canvassing is defined as any activity in which a candidate for elective office, or individuals campaigning on behalf of a candidate for elective office, seeks political support through face-to-face interaction with constituents. Political canvassing activities include, but are not limited to:  open forums organized by a candidate or on a candidate’s behalf, information tables operated by a candidate or on a candidate’s behalf, petition or referendum on a candidate’s behalf.

  2.  Political canvassing activities in campus residence halls must be approved, in advance, by the Office of Residence Life and Housing in accordance with Residence Life and Housing policies and procedures for such activity. Door-to-door campaigning is not permitted in campus residence halls.

  3.  Political canvassing activities in campus dining centers must be approved, in advance, by Auxiliary Services in accordance with Auxiliary Services policies and procedures for such activity.

  4.  Political canvassing activities in non-residential facilities and on college grounds must be properly registered and the reservation of space approved, in advance, by the Department of Campus Life in accordance with all policies and procedures for such use.

  5. Political canvassing activities shall not disrupt or interfere with the educational, administrative, or operational activities of the college, the maintenance of college property, or the free flow of traffic and persons.