DEPARTMENT OF RESIDENCE FACILITIES ADVERTISING POLICY
UNI departments and recognized student organizations are given the privilege to advertise within the Department of Residence (DOR) facilities. These facilities are high traffic areas for UNI students, therefore are prime opportunities to display messaging regarding campus activities. Exercise of this privilege requires adherence to specific guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in forfeiture of the privilege.
There are two distinct areas of which a UNI group can advertise with the DOR: within our residence halls, as well as our dining centers. Solicitation is not permitted in DOR facilities outside of these two areas. The Department of Residence reserves the right to advertise within any DOR facilities.
Guidelines for advertising in UNI dining centers.
TABLE TENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON TABLES OUTSIDE OF THE DINING CENTERS. LIMIT OF ONLY ONE RESERVATION PER MONTH FOR AN ORGANIZATION OR DEPARTMENT.
Limit: One Tent for Two Weekdays or for Three Weekend Days
No more than one tent per table will be allowed during any of the publicity periods. Department of Residence (DOR) will reserve the right to post an additional department-specific table tent so that up to two table tents may be posted during each publicity period on each table. These periods go from 2 PM to 2 PM on the following days: Monday-Wednesday (two days), Wednesday – Friday (two days) and Friday – Monday (three days). Therefore, it is imperative that reservations be made to ensure availability.
Groups and organizations are not permitted to set up tables within or outside of UNI Dining Centers.
Guidelines for advertising in UNI residence halls.
Student organizations interested in having charitable collection drives in the residence halls are welcome to do so. In order to make the collection process as likely as possible to succeed, below are guidelines for a cooperative effort.
The distribution of promotional pieces via residence hall mailboxes is not permitted. If you wish to have materials delivered to students’ mailboxes, you will need to do so through the postal service.
PLEASE NOTE: We have found that mailbox stuffers are no longer an effective or cost-worthy method of communicating with students. The Department of Residence is supportive of the campus community’s efforts in getting the word out to our residents and we are happy to explore other means of reaching this audience.
The distribution of promotional pieces via email through the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) or Resident Assistant (RA) is not permitted. Student organizations and departments should ONLY send information about resources that hall staff might be able to use in their roles (e.g. Counseling Center classes).
Organizations that wish to promote their events through hall senates must contact the hall senate president to request permission to get on their agenda. The request should be made at least one week in advance. A maximum of five minutes will be allocated during the meeting.
For a listing of hall senate presidents, visit uni.edu/involvement > Student Organizations > Find an Organization > Government. From here, hall senates are listed alphabetically by hall name.
Groups and organizations are not permitted to set up tables within or outside of UNI Residence Halls.
Door-to-door selling or soliciting of any kind is prohibited, except by residence governments who have received prior approval from the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC).
Selling From Your Room
Students selling legal items from their rooms may do so with prior approval from their roommate(s). Advertising may be done ONLY on that room’s door. No other residence facilities (other than bulletin boards outside of the dining centers) may be used by individuals to advertise, display or sell products. (RAs are not permitted to sell items from their rooms.)
Product parties and demonstrations may occur in student rooms, though no sales may occur at the time of the party. Those who wish to purchase goods must do so at a time outside of the event.