Student Life maintains public bulletin boards on the Battle Creek campus. Students, faculty, and staff can submit requests for postings. Requests to post non-college related information can be submitted and will be posted if space permits. Priority is granted to KCC-related postings. Bulletin boards are updated at least once each week during the academic year. Postings will remain posted for a maximum of 30 calendar days; once removed from the bulletin boards, postings are recycled. Unauthorized postings will be removed and discarded without notification.
Room Reservations and Meeting Space
Registered student organizations (RSOs) can reserve rooms through their advisor or Student Life. When using space at KCC such as classrooms or conferences rooms for meetings, an advisor must be present; if an advisor cannot attend, RSOs may use any public space at KCC (i.e. Student Center) to meet without an advisor. RSO members and officers should discuss room reservations with the advisor; the advisor or Student Life will make the official request following the established guidelines put forth by the Scheduling Manager. When making a request, be sure to have made the following considerations:
- Number of people expected
- If there will be food at the program/event (not all rooms allow for food)
- Media needs
- Location, especially for attendees who may not be familiar with campus
A request for a specific room can be made; however, there is no guarantee the request can be met. KCC reserves the right to alter room reservations at any time in order to better meet the needs of the KCC community.
RSOs and visitors wishing to set up a table in the Student Center must gain approval from Student Life in advance. Table Request forms are available in Student Life; allow ten (10) business days for processing. RSOs are expected to have tables staffed at all times. RSO requests are granted precedence over Visitor Requests.
Visitor Request Policy
To make a request, visitors must complete a Visitor Request form available in Student Life. Requests are granted on a first come first serve basis and are approved dependent on availability of space. Visitors must adhere to the KCC fundraising and solicitation policy (Refer to policy).
Soliciting activities on campus are permitted only when the activities support the mission of Kellogg Community College (KCC) or the mission of a recognized college entity or activity. Non-College organizations may conduct solicitation activities on campus only when lawfully sponsored by a recognized College entity. All organizations desiring to conduct soliciting activities on campus must adhere to College policies and procedures.
- Purpose and Definitions
- The purpose of the Solicitation Policy is to ensure an atmosphere conducive to learning, the reasonable conduct of public business, unobstructed access to the College for its students, faculty, employees, occupants and the public, and maintenance of the College grounds.
- The grounds of the College are defined as all lands and buildings of all campuses of Kellogg Community College and include the exterior walls and surfaces of the buildings, entrances, porches, outside staircases, sidewalks, parking lots and all fixtures.
- Solicitation is defined as activities or events, normally in short duration, as the carrying or displaying of signs or placards, leafleting, campaigning, marches, rallies, parades, demonstrations, protests, assemblies, speeches, circulation of petitions, and/or any public demonstration on the grounds.
- Recognized College organizations include: College departments and groups that are officially recognized by the College as determined by Student Life.
- Non-College organizations are defined as not having official recognition by the College.
- Request Process.
- Requests to schedule solicitation on the College grounds shall be made to the Student Life office in writing during regular business hours on a form supplied by the College.
- Student Life has been delegated the authority to approve, modify or deny an application for solicitation in order to assure the reasonable conduct of public business, the educational process, unobstructed access to the College for its students, faculty, employees, occupants and the public, and to maintain the College grounds.
- Student Life will not take the content of the speech into consideration when approving, modifying or denying an application.
- All decisions by Student Life required under these procedures shall be made as promptly as possible.
- If a person or organization is aggrieved by a decision of Student Life, an appeal may be taken to the Dean of Student Services. The appeal shall be in writing, stating the basis therefore, and the relief sought. The Dean shall announce a decision as promptly as possible.
- Governing Conditions.
- Use of the College grounds by an individual or organization for solicitation is permitted only if the solicitation has been approved by Student Life.
- Recognized College entities and approved solicitation activities requesting use of KCC property for an information table must have written authorization from Student Life.
- All groups must present the signed authorization if requested to do so at any time during their informational session.
- The table must be set up in a place which does not interfere with normal business or impede resident traffic in any way, as approved by Student Life.
- Recognized College entities (or organizations which they may sponsor) authorized pursuant to this policy shall not permit the following activities:
- Require individuals to stop at their table or physically stop them
- Require individuals to give their address or telephone number in order to receive information or qualify for raffles, drawings, etc. (Individuals must be allowed to willingly provide this information)
- Advertise or promote alcohol or other drugs
- Leave their table and approach individuals
- Call out to or otherwise harass individuals as they pass the table
- Impede foot traffic through the area or create any safety hazard or blocked exit
- Solicitation on the College grounds may occur only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and shall at no time block any entrance or exit of the buildings, or impede free access to the buildings or parking lots by its students, faculty, employees, occupants or the public.
- Solicitation shall not impede or interfere with College business, the educational process, or public access to and use of the College grounds. The College reserves the right to stop any solicitation when it interferes with or disrupts the normal activities of the College; interferes with the educational process; or violates any of the conditions covering solicitation under this policy.
- Equipment, signs, banners or structures of any kind that are placed on the College grounds in connection with solicitation shall be free standing and not driven into the ground. Signs or banners supported by freestanding devices may not be left unattended, i.e., an individual must be stationed within two feet of a freestanding sign or banner at all times.
- Defacing or damaging College grounds, including but not limited to trees, shrubbery, flowers, lawns, sidewalks, parking lots, fences, lighting fixtures, light wells, fire hydrants, benches, statues, monuments, plaques, and such subterranean features (such as lawn sprinkler systems, sewer and water mains, electrical conduit, etc.), or any other feature is not allowed. Likewise, defacing or damaging the exterior walls and surfaces of the buildings, including the entrances, porches and staircases, is not allowed.
- No sign located within 50 feet of a roadway, entrance or exit shall be larger than 3′ x 3′, and no sign shall block the sight lines of drivers entering or exiting the College grounds or traveling on a public roadway around the College.
- Individuals distributing literature shall remove all discarded items from the grounds at the conclusion of their activity.
- Persons engaged in solicitation must comply with all College policies, and local, state and federal ordinances and statutes.
- Off-campus Solicitation
- Recognized College entities desiring to conduct solicitation activities off-campus in their name must coordinate those activities with the Student Life office prior to commencing the activities.