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Campaigning Policy

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Approved By:
Cabinet
Effective Date:
06-05-2006
Revised Date:
10-04-2016
Policy Owner:
Office of Scheduling, Events & Conferernce Services
Office Number:

Scope

The Office of Scheduling, Events and Conference Services administers and enforces the Facilities Use Policy and coordinating policies, including the Campaigning Policy.

Policy Statement

The mission of the Office of Scheduling, Events and Conference Services is to provide and oversee proper use of state agency facilities and that their use is in accordance with state guidelines regarding partisan activities and events.

Definitions

Policy

Use of SUNY Geneseo Facilities by Partisan Political Organizations or Candidates

Partisan political organizations are defined by SUNY as non-commercial organizations.  All non-commercial organizations are required by SUNY to obtain a revocable permit for each use of campus facilities under the SUNY Policies and Procedures for Facilities Management.  These permits, which may be obtained through the Geneseo office of Campus Scheduling and Special Events, outline the terms and conditions for use of facilities, including reimbursement for any associated costs.  

Partisan political organizations and individual candidates may be authorized to use College facilities under the terms of the SUNY Policies and Procedures for Facilities Management provided that:

  • the proposed meeting has the potential to contribute to the educational purposes of the College.
  • the College foresees a reasonable possibility of making its facilities available in a timely manner for other possible competing partisan viewpoints.

Specifically at Geneseo, partisan political organizations and candidates campaigning for public office are authorized to do so on campus only in areas specified in advance by the office of Campus Scheduling and Special Events, provided that such activities do not inhibit the movement of people or vehicles, impair personal safety, or interfere with instruction or work at the College.

The use of the name of the College, the address of the College, the College seal, logo, equipment, supplies, or services for the direct support of a partisan political cause or candidacy is prohibited.

Campaigning by partisan political organizations or candidates for public office in College residence halls is prohibited.

Partisan political organizations and candidates campaigning for public office must comply with Geneseo Sign and Poster Regulations.

Frequency of Review and Update

Every 3 Years

Periodic Review Completed:  
12-20-2021

Approval

Signed By  
Andrea Klein

Andrea Klein
Director of Campus Events & Scheduling
12-20-2021

Date of Approval