Registering an Event
All student organization events held on campus must be registered with the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership via Engage two weeks prior to the event. To register an event with the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, reference the How to Register an Event page.
Event Guidelines (December 2020 to April 28, 2021)
- Campus organizations are not allowed to sell food or drink in the Student Union.
- Campus activities cannot be held during dead days and finals week. For further information, contact the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership at 337-482-6272.
- The use of the University’s name or logo for events must be cleared through the Office of Communications and Marketing in Martin Hall, Room 319, 337-482-6397. Learn more about using the University’s logo here.
- The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership can assist student organizations with event planning and marketing. Contact 337-482-6272, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our office in the Student Union, Room 162 for assistance.
- If an organization wishes to deviate from the policy, a special request may be made to the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership in the Student Union, Room 169, 337-482-6272.
To ensure the health and safety of our students during this pandemic, the following additional measures should be followed for all student organization events (revised December 8, 2020):
- 1. All student organization sponsored events** – whether on or off campus - must be registered and approved in Engage prior to promoting the event.
- All events must have a designated “Event Host.” This person will be the liaison between the facility management and the student organization. This may be the same person who booked the facility. The Event Host is responsible to ensure that the event capacity restrictions, the Campus Events Framework, applicable Public Health Guidance, and all other University health and safety protocols are adhered to at the event.
- All events must have a designated “Crowd Monitor.” There should one Crowd Monitor for every 50 attendees expected. The Crowd Monitor is the individual assigned by the Event Host and is responsible for monitoring social distancing and mask wearing at events and informing the Event Host of any issues that need to be addressed.
- Events must be held in facilities large enough to accommodate the number of expected attendees while also social distancing at least 6 ft. apart. Capacity for facilities and maximum crowd sizes will be subject to change based on the University’s mandate at the time.
- All attendees of all events on or off campus must wear a mask.
- All events, meetings, etc., are required to have one hand sanitizing station per 50 attendees. This can be one gallon of hand sanitizer or several containers equaling a gallon per 50 people.
- Organizations are required to record attendance at all of their events, meetings, activities, etc. This can be done easily and quickly with the Event Check In App and feature in Engage. The record of attendance will “live” in your event in Engage and be accessible in the future. Click HERE for easy to follow instructions.
- Food provided at events must be provided by an approved caterer who follows Public Health Guidance and Sodexo guidelines in service delivery. Self-serve, “potluck,” or other common food service stations are not permitted.
- Tabling – organizations can table for promotional purposes. If information is being offered for a student to physically take, these items must be separated and accessible for a student to only touch the item they are picking up.
- Fundraisers – selling food is permitted as long as the event adheres to #8 above. Sale of other non-food items may take place utilizing the same guidelines in #9 -Tabling. In addition, all sales should be contactless – money is not exchanged. Venmo, CashApp, or other online payment options are to be used.
- Indoor, live entertainment is now permitted. Use of disc jockeys or music played via a speaker system is also allowed.
- Student organizations should prepare and offer a virtual version of any required/mandatory meeting or event. A student should not have to attend anything if they are not comfortable due to health and immune system issues. A member should not be fined or penalized in this situation.
**An event could be deemed “sponsored by a student organization” if any one or all of the following factors apply to the event:
- The event is advertised, promoted, or talked about as being an “insert student org name” event.
- Officer(s) of the organization are present.
- 10 or more members are present
- An officer instructed members to be present
All student organizations must follow the established University regulations regarding the use of University property and facilities for events. View the regulations in the Academic Facilities Use form for UL Lafayette Departments.
Student organizations are responsible for knowing and understanding facility guidelines.
Events held in the Student Union may not be advertised outside of the University without the written approval of the Student Union Director in the Student Union, 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.
Amplification is not 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.
Any fundraising activity that involves seeking contributions from businesses or the Lafayette community must be cleared by the Office of Development in the Alumni Center, 337-482-0922.
Organizations may not accept any monies including sponsorships, endorsements, etc. from the tobacco industry, credit card companies, or political candidates.
Campus organizations that are officially chartered by the University can conduct up to four (4) fundraising drives per year. This includes activities held on or off campus.
Can shakes, bake sales, and car washes are not counted toward the four permitted drives. Participation by a campus organization in an event sponsored by a community nonprofit or service organization is not considered a fundraising drive and should not be included in the four drives.
Complete an Event Request
Complete an Engage Event Request if the raffle will be conducted on campus. This must happen before any activity associated with the raffle is initiated.
Apply for a limited license
The sponsoring organization must apply for a limited license to conduct charitable gaming at least six weeks before the date ticket sales begin. Visit the Louisiana Office of Charitable Gaming Control of the State Department of Public Safety and Corrections for more information. Contact the charitable gaming office at 225-925-1835 or toll free at 800-562-9235.
Ticket sales may not begin until the limited license is granted by the Division of Charitable Control.
- All prizes must be purchased or donated before any chances are sold.
- The total value of all prizes may not exceed $2,000.
- Tickets may not be sold for less than $1 each.
- The value of the total number of tickets sold may not exceed $3,000.
- 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.
Maintain Raffle Records
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, and
- a list of winners.
These records must be kept for at least three years from the date of the raffle.
Voter Registration Drives
The University encourages all students to register to vote. Student Organizations may hold voter registration drives. These drives must be booked through the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. You may register to vote online.
- Blood drives may be scheduled up to one calendar year in advance.
- 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.
Credit Card Drives
Credit card fundraisers are not allowed for any UL Lafayette student organization. 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 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.
Political Events, Candidates for Public Office
Only recognized student organizations may request a table in the Union or other approved location 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.
- A representative of the student organization must stay with the political candidate at all times while on campus.