University Publicity Policy

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Any sponsoring organization which violates these policies will have any posted material removed and is thereby open to the application of sanctions:

  1. Exclusion from use of university publicity outlets
  2. Denial of university facilities and equipment
  3. Denial of university recognitionClick here to view tabling protocol)

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Publicity Allowed for ALL Entities:


  • Publicity items may only be posted on bulletin boards labeled "Public Bulletin Board."
  • All posted materials appearing on bulletin boards must be approved by the Student Life and Leadership office in BMU 220 and stamped prior to posting. 
  • Posters are to be no larger than 11" x 17" and must contain the name and contact information (phone number, e-mail and/or postal address) of the sponsoring entity visibly on the poster. The event, time, place, and cost/price/donation must also be stated.
  • Only one poster is allowed per board, regardless of board size.
  • Posting over or removing existing material is not allowed.
  • Student bulletin boards are checked at the discretion of the Student Life and Leadership office and will be cleared each Friday.
  • Distribution of handbills by placing them in or on unoccupied vehicles parked on campus or by throwing or casting them is prohibited.  Violation of this prohibition is a misdemeanor pursuant to Education Code, Section 89031.
  • For posting and flyer distribution in residence halls, please contact University Housing at (530) 898-6325.

Paid Advertising

There are limited opportunities for public, non-profit or private entities to pay for advertising on campus.  They include the following, along with contact information for each:

Publicity Allowed for Campus Community ONLY:

Sandwich Boards

  • Maximum size for sandwich board signs is 2' x 4'.
  • Signs may not be placed on lawns or shrub areas.
  • Signs may not restrict access to sidewalks or building entrances, with special consideration for regular business, ADA and/or fire access.

Lawn Stakes

  • Signs staked on lawns can remain only from 6:00AM-6:00PM and may be removed for mowing or watering.
  • Signs may be staked with wood or metal stakes, but may not go into the ground deeper than 6 inches.
  • Sponsoring organization's name and contact information must appear on the sign or sign stake.



  • Due to the negative environmental and resource impact associated with it (removal via washing wastes water and runs the risk of introducing pollutants into the natural storm water removal network of campus streams), chalking on campus is not permitted.
  • Any chalking on campus property will be treated as graffiti and removed.  The sponsoring organization affiliated with the chalking promotion may be sanctioned or charged for the clean up fees associated with the removal.

Car/building leafleting

  • Leaving cards and flyers on privately owned vehicles on University property is considered littering and is subject to fines accordingly.  Individuals, causes or businesses promoted by this type of publicity will be held responsible for cleanup or restitution.
  • Affixing cards, flyers or other printed materials to NON-APPROVED bulletin boards, wall, posts or other campus fixtures is strictly prohibited and will be treated similarly to leafleting of automobiles.

The following locations have been designated as Public Bulletin Boards:

Aymer J. Hamilton Building
next to 124
next to 108B (3)
next to 118
Ayres Hall
next to 100 (2)
next to 106
next to 114
next to 126

Butte Hall
next to 111
next to 102 & exterior door

Holt Hall
next to 172 *
next to 171
next to 189
next to 187
next to 111
next to 125
Meriam Library
next to 190
next to 142
Modoc Hall
next to 114 (2) *
next to 123
next to 125
next to 116
next to 129
O'Connell Hall
next to 136
next to 121
Performing Arts Center
next to 116
across from 118 *
next to 119 *
Physical Science Building
next to 121
next to 120
next to 116
Shurmer and Acker Gym
next to Shurmer Gym 102
next to women's locker room
next to AGYM 111
next to AGYM 129
Tehama Hall
next to 117

Trinity Hall
next to the restrooms on the north side


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* Due to the limited size or high traffic of these boards, they will be cleared each week of all materials including those that have been approved for extensions

In addition to the above locations, each of the campus residence halls has bulletin boards for posting. Information regarding the use of these boards may be obtained at the information desk in each of the residence halls.

Posting is not permitted in the areas other than designated student bulletin boards (therefore walls, windows, trees, light posts, park benches, building label signs, car windows, etc. are not appropriate posting places).  Any sponsoring organization which violates these policies will have any posted material removed and is thereby open to the application of sanctions:

  1. exclusion from use of university publicity outlets
  2. denial of university facilities and equipment
  3. denial of university recognition

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