All individuals or organizations using University properties and services must avoid any unauthorized implication that they are sponsored, endorsed, or favored by the University.
As a State instrumentality, the University must remain neutral on religious and political matters. The University cannot sponsor or fund religious or political activities except when authorized for University purposes by The Regents or the President or their designees. See Sections 60.00, 70.00, and 80.00 of these Policies for the special conditions that apply to the sponsoring or funding of such activities by student governments and Registered Campus Organizations from compulsory campus-based student fees.
The name, insignia, seal, or address (including the electronic address) of the University or any of its offices or units shall not be used for or in connection with religious, political, business or other purposes or activities except as consistent with University policy, campus implementing regulations, and applicable law (including, but not limited to " Use of the University's Name," State of California Education Code, Section 92000). (See also the Presidential Policy to Permit Use of the University's Name. In addition, see Section 70.40 of these Policies for further guidance on the use of the University's name by Registered Campus Organizations.)
Chancellors shall develop campus implementing regulations that provide procedures and criteria for the use of University properties by student governments and Registered Campus Organizations. Such regulations may provide procedures and criteria, based upon benefit to the University, permitting the use of University properties by other persons or organizations and shall specify the conditions under which University property may be used by non-University persons or organizations.
A request for use of University properties may be denied if the request is not in accordance with campus regulations implementing these Policies. The applicant shall be accorded a review of any denial of a request for use of University properties.
A request for use of University properties shall be denied if circumstances are such that the event will present a clear and present danger to the orderly operation of the campus. The applicant shall be accorded a prompt appeal to the Chancellor, who shall recognize the University's heavy burden in justifying such a denial.
The review processes shall be set out in campus regulations.
Campus implementing regulations shall permit University students, faculty, staff, Registered Campus Organizations, and University units to post and exhibit noncommercial materials at locations designated in campus regulations for that purpose. Posting and exhibiting of noncommercial materials by others also may be permitted by campus regulations. All such materials shall clearly indicate the name of the sponsoring campus, individual, Registered Campus Organization, University unit, or other individuals or organizations permitted to post and exhibit pursuant to campus regulations.
Noncommercial fund-raising by student governments and by Registered Campus Organizations shall be permitted pursuant to University policies and campus implementing regulations. Noncommercial fund-raising by individuals or by other groups also may be permitted under regulations developed by the campus, consistent with University policy. Provisions may be made in such regulations governing the collection of donations, sale of materials, admission charges, and financial accountability.
Campus implementing regulations may adopt restrictions, consistent with existing law and University policy, on the use of University properties for commercial purposes and personal financial gain. (See the University of California Policy and Supplemental Guidelines on the On-campus Marketing of Credit Cards to Students for the special conditions controlling the on-campus marketing of credit cards to students by banks and other commercial entities.)
Consistent with the requirement under federal law that the University make a "good faith effort" to distribute voter registration forms to students, and the requirement under State law that the University "do all in its power to ensure that students are provided the opportunity and means to register to vote" (Student Voter Registration Act of 2003), campus implementing regulations may authorize non-partisan student voter registration activities that are carried out either directly by, or under the direct supervision of and on behalf of, a campus student government or other official unit of the University on University grounds that are not open to the public generally, including campus residence halls and dining commons, subject to specified conditions to be established by each campus. Such activities shall not be considered to be commercial or noncommercial solicitation, since there is no offer of either goods or services, nor any solicitation of funds or other assistance from students.
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