Registering an Event
All events that are conducted by a student organization held on campus MUST be registered with the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership via OrgSync two weeks prior to the event. To register an event with the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, please reference our How to Register an Event page.
Campus organizations that have been officially chartered by the University are allowed to conduct up to four (4) fundraising drives per year (can shakes, bake sales, and car washes are not counted). This includes activities held on or off campus. The Student Union does not allow any food or drinks to be sold in the building.
Any fund raising activity that involves seeking contributions from businesses or the Lafayette community must be cleared by the Development Office, located in the Alumni Center. Any fund raising events using the UL Lafayette name or logo must be cleared through the Office of Communications and Marketing, Martin Hall room 319. Contact the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership for help with facilitation of fund raising events.
Participation by a campus organization in an event sponsored by a community nonprofit or service organization is not considered a fund raising drive and does not have to be included in the four drives permitted. Fund raising activities cannot be conducted during finals week.
If an organization wishes to deviate from the policy, a special request may be made to the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, Student Union Room 169, 337-482-6272.
Advertisements and notices may only be placed on bulletin boards by an official campus organization. Some bulletin boards are designated for departmental use only and organizations must have approval from the department. Nothing may be put on trees, walls, doors, windows, walkways, pillars, light posts, etc. Chalking, marking or defacing of any kind on any vertical surface, the Walks of Honor, balls in front of the library, works of art, architectural structures/buildings, bricks on the Student Union porch, and other surfaces deemed important to the aesthetic nature of the campus is strictly prohibited. Students/organizations who violate this policy will be fined and/or prohibited from campus advertising.
- Chalking sidewalks in open areas, where rain can wash away writing is acceptable. No chalking is allowed in covered areas.
- Notices on windows of the Student Union lobby are acceptable with approval of the Student Union Director.
- Banners pertaining to major campus wide activities must be approved through the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership. The banners may be placed in the Rex Street and Student Union areas when available. Banners may be hung for up to two (2) weeks and must be removed after event is over.
- Advertisements and announcements in the Residence Halls must be approved through the Office of Residential Life.
- Memo pads on doors of residence halls are allowed, however, they must be installed in a method which will not cause damage to doors or frames.
- Only authorized University staff may post materials in residence halls.
- Placing advertisements or announcements on car windows is prohibited.
- It is the responsibility of the sponsoring group to remove all advertising on the day following the event.
- All billboard type signs put on campus must be free standing. Permission is granted from the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, Student Union Room 169. Billboards may be placed for a two week period only on the Boulevard median, the “Green” and the area directly in back of Montgomery near the sidewalk. During the SGA elections only, additional locations may be utilized as specified by the SGA Elections Committee.
- No advertising OFF CAMPUS may be made for any event held in the Student Union without the written approval of the Student Union Director, Room 101. This includes, but is not limited to, posters, newspaper, radio, television, and public service announcements. Organizations must take steps to insure that performers, etc., comply with this advertising regulation.
- When available, campus organizations may set up tables to distribute information. You must schedule your activity at least two weeks in advance. Additional restrictions may apply to distribute information in specified areas on campus. For each location per day, only one campus organization will be allowed to conduct a money raising activity. This will be determined on a first come, first served basis. There can only be three tables at one time on Rex Street per day. There is a limit of three days in a row that an organization can have an event on Rex Street.
- Campus activities cannot be held during dead days and finals week. For further information contact the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, 337-482-6272.
- All use of the UL Lafayette name, logo, etc., on any advertising (i.e., T-shirts, banners, etc.) needs prior approval through the UL Lafayette Communications and Marketing Office, Martin Hall 319. Request will be on Logo Request Form.
The SGA Grievance Committee assists the University in enforcing the Campus Advertising Policy. The Grievance Committee will:
- On the first offense, give a verbal warning and written notice.
- On the second offense, give a written reprimand.
- On the third offense, refer to Dean of Students Office for University sanctions.
Using University logos and Name on Items
Guidelines for printing with the University logo. Anything printed with the University logo must be approved by the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership and Office of Communications. Please submit artwork and request on the logo request form.
T-shirt designs need to be approved by Office of Communications and Marketing.
In addition to the campus advertising policy listed above, no amplification is allowed for student activities on campus during class hours. This includes the Quad. Amplification on the Student Union porch is allowed during specified hours set by the Student Union.
Conducting a Raffle
- If the raffle will be conducted on campus, an OrgSync Event Request must be made before any activity associated with the raffle is initiated.
- The sponsoring organization must apply for a limited license to conduct charitable gaming with the Division of Charitable Gaming Control of the State Department of Public Safety and Corrections, P.O. Box 98502, Baton Rouge, LA. 70884, at least six weeks before the date ticket sales begin. Their telephone number is 225-925-1835 or toll free 800-562-9235; fax number is 225-925-7069.
- Ticket sales may NOT begin until the limited license is granted by the Division of Charitable Control.
- Tickets may not be sold for less than $1.00 each.
- Value of total number of tickets sold may not exceed $3,000.
- Total value of all prizes may not exceed $2,000.
- All prizes must be purchased or donated before any chances are sold.
- The sponsoring organization may conduct a raffle (or any other game of chance) no more than twice a year. Total gross sales for all raffles conducted during the school year may not exceed $5,000.
- The sponsoring organization must maintain records showing: gross revenue from the raffle, detailed expenses of conducting the raffle, detailed report of how the net proceeds from the raffle were spent, list of winners.
- These records must be kept for at least three years from the date of the raffle.
You may register to vote online. The University encourages all students to register to vote. Student Organizations may hold voter registration drives, which must be booked through the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.
- Only two blood drives may be scheduled per semester with an 8 week period between each (subject to facility availability and approval).
- Blood drives must be coordinated and sponsored by a recognized campus organization. All inquiries related to the blood drive must be initiated by the sponsoring organization to the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership. The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership will coordinate the drive with related blood drive organizations.
- Blood drives shall be scheduled in accordance with established procedures governing student activities.
- Blood drives may be scheduled up to one calendar year in advance.
Credit Cards Drives
No credit card fundraisers will be allowed for any UL Lafayette student organizations. Credit card solicitation/advertisement is prohibited on campus.
As an institution of higher learning, UL Lafayette is dedicated to providing an opportunity for its members to encounter a range of ideas and many differing views on issues of great importance. It is the process of examining these views and selecting among them that is the foundation for learning and, in a democracy, an essential starting point in the search for one’s own system of values. For this reason, it is essential that the University protect the right of recognized organizations to invite speakers and the right of those interested in the speaker’s views, whether in agreement or disagreement, to hear them expressed.
Speakers must be sponsored by a recognized university organization or department in order to use university facilities.
Candidates for Public Office
Only recognized student organizations may request a table in the Union or other approved locations on campus for the purpose of sponsoring a political candidate as a speaker.
Political signs are not allowed on campus. Signs announcing events or programs must indicate the student group sponsoring the event or program.
All student organizations must follow the established University policies regarding the use of University property and facilities for events and programs.
Organizations may not accept any monies including sponsorships, endorsements, etc from the tobacco industries.
Student organizations must use a licensed manufacturer to produce the shirts.