FI(LOCAL) - SOLICITATIONS

`Student Solicitation'

As used in this policy, "student solicitation" shall mean the sale or offer for sale of any property or service, whether for immediate or future delivery, and the receipt of or request for any gift or contribution by a student or registered student organization.

Limitations on Solicitation

Student solicitation shall be permitted in or on premises owned or controlled by the College District only if the solicitation does not violate a sole-source vendor contract clause and the solicitation is:

The sale or offer for sale of any newspaper, magazine, or other publication in an area designated in advance by the vice chancellor of student services or designee for the conduct of such activity;

The sale or offer for sale of any food or drink item in an area designated in advance by the vice chancellor of student services or designee or a designated representative for the conduct of such activity;

The collection of membership fees or dues by registered student organizations at meetings of such organizations scheduled in accordance with the College District's regulations on use of facilities; [See FLAA]

The collection of admission fees for the exhibition of movies, performances, or other programs that are sponsored by a student or registered student organization and are scheduled in accordance with College District regulations; or

The sale of raffle tickets by a registered student organization that can present to the vice chancellor of student services or designee written evidence from the Internal Revenue Service that the organization has been granted an exemption from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.

No solicitation shall be conducted on the grounds, sidewalks, or streets of any property either owned or controlled by the College District, except as approved by the vice chancellor of student services or designee.

Time Limit

No organization shall solicit under this policy for more than a total of 30 days, whether continuous or intermittent, per semester.

Use of College District Name

Only authorized students or registered student organizations shall be allowed to sponsor and engage in solicitation and/or fund-raising activities under the name of the College District. All such activities shall be compatible with the mission and objectives of the College District and shall be approved by the vice chancellor of student services or designee in accordance with procedures developed for that purpose.

Conduct During Solicitation

Solicitation made pursuant to the terms of this policy must be conducted according to the following:

The solicitation shall not disturb or interfere with the regular academic or institutional programs being conducted in buildings or on property owned or controlled by the College District.

The solicitation shall not interfere with the free or unimpeded flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic on sidewalks and streets and at places of ingress and egress to and from buildings owned or controlled by the College District.

The solicitation shall not harass, embarrass, or intimidate the person or persons being solicited.

Sanctions

If a student or registered student organization is alleged to have violated this policy, the student or organization shall be subject to a reasonable investigation conducted by the vice chancellor of student services or designee.

The vice chancellor of student services or designee may prohibit the offending student or registered student organization from soliciting on the campus for such period or periods of time determined to be appropriate if it's determined that a solicitation is being conducted in a manner violating this policy.

A student determined to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary measures as described in policies FM and FMA. In the case of a registered student organization, the vice chancellor of student services or designee may revoke the registered status of the organization in accordance with policy FKC.

North Central Texas College

FI(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2017.04

DATE ISSUED: 9/21/2017