Solicitation is defined as all activities that involve the sale of goods or services; raising of funds, donations, or prizes; the selling of advertising (other than in registered student publications); the distribution or posting of literature; the distribution of products; and canvassing.
1. There shall be no solicitation on campus by non-University organizations or individuals, except for the maintenance and continuation of University business.
2. Registered student organizations may be permitted to solicit funds for their own group or for non-University charitable organizations only in accordance with the procedures governing University-registered student organizations as follows:
a. All solicitation activities shall be registered and approved in advance by the Office of Student Engagement for activities on campus but not within the residence halls. All solicitation activities conducted in the residence halls shall be approved in advance by the director of residence life.
b. All non-University charitable organizations shall be required to certify their tax-exempt status.
c. All solicitation activities shall comply with this and all other relevant University policies and local, state, and federal laws.
d. Solicitation activity in residence halls shall be restricted to residence hall groups (hall governments, individual floors, designated committees) and may be conducted only in common areas in each residence hall. Solicitation door-to-door is prohibited. Other regulations specified by the University Housing Guidelines apply.
e. The dean of students may prohibit the scheduling of concurrent solicitation activities. Such limitations shall be based upon the maintenance of order in the activities and prevention of conflicts between organizations that seek to solicit simultaneously for worthy causes.f. At all locations, solicitors for a specific activity must be student members of the registered student organization conducting the solicitation.