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Poster and Flyering Policies

Instructions for Residential Posting:

This policy covers posting within the Penn College Houses. Posting elsewhere in the University is covered by the University Poster Policy. Posting on floors or in lobbies requires the approval of each House Office.  Postings and notices in these areas are reserved for the College House, CHAS, Residential Services and Facilities.  Any exceptions to this may only be granted by College House staff.   

If interested in posting on floors or in lobbies, you have three options:

Option #1:  Bring the following number of flyers or posters to the appropriate House Office for posting by staff:

  • Du Bois:  8
  • Fisher-Hassenfeld: 24
  • Gregory:  12
  • Harrison: 24
  • Harnwell: 24
  • Hill: 17
  • Kings Court English: 16
  • New:  10
  • Riepe: 22
  • Rodin: 24
  • Stouffer:  13
  • Ware: 25

Option #2:  Bring 234 posters to the CHAS Central Office in Stouffer Commons for dissemination to all House Offices.  The front desk will pass on the items.

Option #3:  Open posting by students and groups is available only in certain locations and on designated public boards:

  • Du Bois:  upper lobby bulletin board
  • Gregory:  no open posting at this time
  • Hill: no open posting at this time
  • Kings Court English: boards facing mailboxes on first floor; board near bike rack; boards on ground floors facing elevators
  • High Rises (Harnwell, Harrison, and Rodin):  residential floors including roof top lounge on the designated side of the elevator bays
  • New:  dining center bulletin board
  • Quad (Fisher-Hassenfeld, Riepe and Ware):  all exterior (courtyard) bulletin boards
  • Stouffer:  no open posting at this time

A few general guidelines:

  • Leafleting under doors and soliciting are prohibited within all residences
  • No more than one or two copies of a poster may be placed on an open board and should be promptly removed when information is outdated. 
  • Posters should not exceed the size of 11 x 17 inches
  • Posters may not be placed on top of existing posters
  • Posters must clearly identify the organization or event sponsor
  • Posting is not allowed in stairwells and elevators

* Think before you post.  College Houses defend the right of free speech and expression on campus and actively promotes the civil exchange of ideas. In the spirit of the latter aim, students are urged to reconsider creating and distributing posters or flyers containing material or language that could be construed as malicious toward or dangerous to other responsible members of the University community.  

** Unauthorized posters may, at the discretion of residential staff, be removed. In all cases, the above policy will be implemented within the framework and spirit of the Code of Student Conduct, which defines the general rights and responsibilities of student citizenship in the Penn community, and where appropriate, the Charter of the University of Pennsylvania Student Disciplinary System, which sets forth the processes for disciplinary action against students and organizations. Pursuant to the Code of Student Conduct (Sec. III.d), "the content of student speech or expression is not by itself a basis for disciplinary action," and no posters shall be prohibited or restricted solely on the basis of their content, except when they may violate other applicable laws or regulations.

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