IUP Outdoor Campus Space Request for Solicitation

Request / Registration for Use of Campus Outdoor Space
for Solicitation

Center for Student Life - 303 Pratt Hall - 201 Pratt Drive - Indiana, PA 15705
(Phone) 724.357.2598 - (Fax) 724.357.2351




















Please note, if the request is for an off campus group/ business or a University Office, please write "N/A" in the boxes below.















Please note, this feature only tracks consecutive days. If requesting only certain days/times during the week, please note that in the "Specific Times(s) Requested" box.







Commercial: the solicitation of a "sale" (an actual transaction involving the exchange of money, the signing of a written contract, or the making of a binding contractional commitment to purchase a product or service).

Noncommercial: sale of newspapers, magazines, and books, and acts of solicitation that do not involve an attempt to sell consumer products or services (political campaigning or lobbying; meetings of religious groups or cultural associations).

Fund-raising for noncommercial purposes: fund-raising by a nonprofit educational, charitable, political, or religious association, organization, or corporation for the purpose of generating funds to support the entity's educational/charitable/political/religious activities or the education/cultural/social missions of IUP.



Please provide a concise description of the Solicitation Activity. Please also provide any notes related to your request below.


If your design proposal utilizes the IUP trademark, has it been approved by the IUP Licensing Coordinator Tim Sharbaugh?


Please attach an image of the item(s) to be solicited.
Please also attach a Safety Planning Form if necessary.




1. All activities/events at outdoor campus space must be requested and processed a minimum of ten working days in advance by the Assoc. Dean of Students for Student Life. Receipt of this request does not constitute permission to use the campus space.

2. The requester(s) and recognized organization advisor(s) submitting the outdoor space request form must be present at and supervise the activity/event in its entirety.

3. Normal vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic flow on sidewalks or streets must not be obstructed.

4. Usage fee for commercial solicitation must be submitted to the Center for Student Life (check payable to "IUP") in advance of the start time of the activity. Commercial solicitation fee: $50.00 per day.

5. The solicitation activity (including the use of sound amplification when approved) must not create undue noise or disruption or interfere with the activities that normally occur in the area in question or any activities that are being carried out by the university at that particular time. The university reserves the right to regulate the time, manner, and location of any and all solicitation activities on campus.

6. The requester must provide and set up all necessary or desired equipment (tables, chairs, electricity, sound amplification equipment, etc.) exclusive of that which is available and accessible at the activity/event site.

7. When deemed necessary by the university, the sponsoring organization and/or person will be financially responsible for all maintenance, damage, and security costs to the activity/event.

7. Once approved by the Assoc. Dean of Students, a copy of this form should be retained at the activity/event by the sponsor as permit or registration of the activity / event.

9. A complete copy of all policies related to the use of outdoor and indoor space can be found under the Use of University Facilities heading at http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=6157





A. Definitions: As used in these regulations, the term

1. "Solicitation: refers to the act of approaching another (in person, by mail, or thorugh any electronic medium) with the intent to petition or request support (e.g. monetary support or personal commitment). Examples of solicitation include distributing literature, holding meetings, conducting surveys, and placing advertisements on bulletin boards.

2. "Commercial solicitation" refers to the solicitation of a sale of any lawful consumer product or service. Commercial solicitation includes the deomonstration or explanation of such products or services. The term does not include the soliciation of sales of newspapers, magazines, journals, and similar printed media. Contract sales of newspapers and journals are, however, considered to be commercial solicitation.

3. "Noncommercial solicitation" refers to sales of newspapers, magazines, and books and acts of solicitation that do not involve an attempt to sell consumer products or services. Examples of noncommercial solicitation include political campaigning or lobbying; meetings of religious groups; or cultural associations.

4. "Fund-raising for noncommercial purposes" refers to fund-raising by a nonprofit educational, charitable, political, or relgious association, organization, or corporation for the purpose of generating funds to support the entity's educational/charitable/ political/religious activities or the educational/cultural/social missions of the university. The term includes the making of donations and can encompass sales as well as commercial and noncommercial solicitation.

5. "Group Solicitation" refers to solicitation involving a gathering of more than two persons at the same time.

6. "Sale" refers to an actual transaction (e.g. the exchange of money, the signing of a written contract or the making of a binding contractual commitment to purchase a product or service).

7. "Recognized campus organization" means any group, association, organization, or corporation officially recognized by or officially affiliated with the university or any organization whose primary mission as determined by the student affairs office of the university is to further the educational/social/cultural missions of the university.

8. "Outside individual, group, entity, association, organization, or corporation" refers to individuals who are neither university students nor university employees and to groups, entities, associations, organizations, and corporations that are not officially recognized by or affiliated with the unversity. The term includes university employees and students when they are conducting solicitation on behalf of themselves individually or when they are acting on behalf of groups, entities, organizations, associations, or corporations not officially affiliated with or recognized by the university.

B. General Requirement

Solicitation activities as outlined in these regulations will be permitted on campus, provided the particular activity has complied with the specific procedures outlined in these regulations and provided the activity does not create undue noise or disruption or interfere with the activities that normally occur in the area in question or any activities which are being carried out by the university at that particular time. The university reserves the right to regulate time, manner, and location of any and all solicitation activities on campus.

The university will request of outside individuals, groups, associations, organizations, and corporations engaged in the sale of consumer products a contribution of fifty dollars per day to the General University Fund for the privilege of soliciting anywhere on campus.








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