Posting Policy

The Union Posting Policy

All individuals looking to post in The Union are expected to comply with the University Posting policy and Union guidelines. There are a variety of bulletin boards available within The Union. Listed below are the available boards and advertising options:

General Use Boards:

  • Must be for an event or program
  • Event/deadline date must be no more than two weeks in the future

Daily Events Boards:

  • Must be for an event
  • Must be posted on the appropriate day
  • Must be no more than two weeks in the future

Special Events Boards:

  • Must be for a special event or upcoming program
  • Must have an event/deadline date posted
  • Must be no more than one month in the future

Housing and Buy/Sell Boards:

  • May not cover other postings (must be side by side, not stacked)
  • The Housing and Buy/Sell Boards will be cleared on the first of every month

Quarter Sheets and Handouts:

Quarter sheets and other handouts may be handed to individuals if they accept them. They cannot be left on tables in the building.

Binghamton University Posting and Chalking Policy

The free exchange of information and ideas opens a dialogue, and the tradition at Binghamton, a public university, is that the full exercise of First Amendment rights is encouraged and protected. The below posting and chalking policy has been designed to promote the free exchange of ideas and assist sponsors in more effectively promoting their events and make event information more readily accessible to the campus community. This policy requires the cooperation of the entire campus community to be successful.

Rules for Posting

Certain bulletin boards are available for open use and some are reserved for specific organizations. Flyers may be posted on designated event, housing or general-use bulletin boards. Open posting is not permitted on office, departmental bulletin boards, or bargaining unit spaces except by those organizations to which those boards and spaces are reserved. Posting is not permitted on walls, doors, painted surfaces, windows, ceilings, etc., in order to preserve University property. No more than one flyer per event is permitted on each bulletin board. Notices and flyers shall not exceed 11" x 17".

Chalking

Chalking is permitted only on uncovered pavement and concrete sidewalks. Only water-soluble dry stick sidewalk chalk may be used. Aerosol spray chalk is not permitted. All chalking on campus will be subject to routinely scheduled removal.

Clearing Procedures

All bulletin boards are cleared weekly or based on a schedule set by building administrators. The University is not responsible for any loss of or damage done to a notice, flyer or banner posted in the building. Any posting that violates the above regulations or promotes or constitutes illegal activity may be removed and disposed of immediately at the discretion of the University. Additionally, violations of the posting policies may jeopardize the offending organization's University reservation privileges and maybe subject to Human Resources or student code of conduct action.

For questions regarding posting and chalking on campus, email union@binghamton.edu.