July 1, 2019
Office of Primary Responsibility
Dean of Students Office
Summary of Policy
Allegheny College prohibits unauthorized solicitation and/or distribution of materials on campus property. Neither College affiliated individuals, groups, nor other individuals are permitted to solicit either in person, by phone, or by electronic mail for any purpose or to sell goods or services. Any group or individual looking to provide information or sell products on campus is required to obtain prior approval.
Reason for Policy
The purpose of this policy is to maintain an environment that supports the academic objectives of our community and is free of coercion and proselytization.
Solicitors looking for permission to interact with students on campus must seek approval through the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement. If granted permission then authorized solicitors (e.g. organizations selling class rings or photos for students) will only be permitted in the Henderson Campus Center.
Off-campus religious or faith groups wishing to visit campus must first be invited by a recognized student organization or College department. The College department or organization must receive authorization from the Spiritual & Religious Life Office before the off-campus group may come to Allegheny College. Authorized groups or individuals will be hosted in the Henderson Campus Center unless prior permission is granted to visit other facilities or grounds.
Individuals or parties requesting permission to solicit sales, contributions, or memberships to College employees are to be referred to the Executive Vice President.
Any project or program which seeks funds through solicitations, sales, or advertising, or which seeks to solicit all or a segment of the Allegheny College constituency, as such, must be approved by the Vice President of Development.
Solicitation: any form of requesting money, support, or participation for products, groups, organizations, or causes. These include but are not limited to:
- Seeking funds or donations for a non-profit organization
- Asking for signatures for a petition
- Selling merchandise or services
- Requesting support for a political candidate
- Engaging in religious proselytism
Distribution: disseminating literature or material for commercial, religious, or political purposes.