Guidelines for the On-Campus Marketing of Credit Cards to Students

Policy Information
Policy TitleGuidelines for the On-Campus Marketing of Credit Cards to Students
Responsible OfficeUniversity Union Office
Policy TypeFacilities and Property
Policy Number409
Last Revision Date4/25/2024

Guidelines for the On-Campus Marketing of Credit Cards to Students

No person, corporation, financial institution nor any other business entity that promotes, offers, or accepts applications for a credit card (a "Credit Card Vendor") shall solicit current or potential students for credit card applications, nor conduct any other activity in connection therewith, on Binghamton University property or at Binghamton University sponsored student functions.

The above includes postering and tabling in/on any property on the Binghamton University campus and the insertion of credit-card promotional materials into shopping bags that are used in the University Bookstore or other retail operations and unmetered mailings stuffed in campus mailboxes.

Exemption: Any bank or other commercial entity that has entered into an affiliation or similar agreement with the campus alumni association is exempted from compliance with any of these guidelines except they still will not be able to table or poster on the University campus without specific approval from the Vice President for Advancement and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Campus entities are strongly encouraged to provide credit card and other debt education to all students.