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UML 00-04 Policy Regarding On-Campus Sales and Solicitation

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Month/Year Posted: 
09-2000
Policy Number: 
UML 00-04

All solicitors must adhere to the following policy regarding the dissemination of information and/or products. Any action that would disrupt the University educational mission will not be permitted. The University regulates time, place, and manner of all forms of speech, presentations, solicitation, and sales.

I. Commercial Solicitation

Commercial solicitation means any direct and personal communication in the course of trade or business reasonably intended to result in a sale. (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 42350)

All commercial solicitation is prohibited unless approved in advance by the University (delegated to the Vice President, Student Affairs) (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 42350.6). The University shall determine and restrict time, place, and means of distribution of all commercial solicitations. Commercial solicitors may NOT sell food on campus. All commercial solicitors must complete a "Commercial Solicitor Form," available in the Clubs Office, to request permission to solicit on campus.

  1. Commercial solicitation is restricted to the first three (3) weeks of each semester.
  2. Commercial solicitors shall pay a fee of $100 per day, per table, for campus access. All solicitation fees will be paid to the Clubs Office and used in support of HSU recognized student organizations.
  3. Commercial solicitors shall not give free gifts, incentives, or promotions to entice sales or solicitation.
  4. Commercial solicitors are restricted to communication with potential customers from the back of their tables. No amplification is allowed. No hocking, yelling, "come-ons," or loud solicitation or advertisement is allowed.
  5. Commercial solicitors from financial institutions must have consumer information on credit and debt management at their table (to be provided by the Clubs Office and Associated Students).
  6. Exceptions to this policy may be made for special events such as the Arts & Music Festival, Bookstore sales, or other University promotions. Requests for exceptions should be made to the Clubs Office.
  7. Commercial solicitors who fail to adhere to these regulations may be suspended indefinitely from Humboldt State University.

II. Solicitation

Solicitation means to importune, or endeavor to persuade or obtain by asking, but does not include "commercial solicitation." (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 42350)

Solicitation shall be permitted on the campus subject to a reasonable regulation by the campus president (delegated to the Vice President, Student Affairs) as to time, place, and manner thereof. (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 42350.5) All solicitors must complete a "Solicitor Form," available in the Clubs Office, to request permission to solicit on campus.

  1. All non-student solicitors/distributors are limited to solicitation and distribution in the University Center Quad between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  2. Solicitors must be located so as not to interrupt University business or impede the regular flow of traffic into and out of buildings nor up and down stairways.

III. Private Sale

Private sale means occasional selling between persons who are campus students or employees. (Title 5, California Code of Regulations, section 42350)

HSU-recognized student clubs and organizations may contract with the Clubs Office for time, place, and manner for occasional sales of food or handmade crafts. Recognized student organizations may not sponsor or "front" for commercial solicitors. Recognized student organizations wishing to sell food on campus must complete a "Food Sale Permit," available in the Clubs Office. All campus clubs or organizations must complete a "Tabling Form," available in the Clubs Office, to register to sell on campus.

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