Registered student organizations with the Office of Student Engagement and university departments of Northern Kentucky University are eligible to post materials on campus.
All posters, flyers, handbills and banners must be authorized and stamped by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students designee Student Union management, located at the Student Union Information Desk (2nd floor). The Student Union management stamp indicates review of the party requesting permission to post notices and does not indicate an endorsement of content. In most cases, posting is restricted to the promotion of campus-related activities. The posting should display the time, date, location and sponsor of the event. Advertisement of off-campus functions will not be authorized unless the event is sponsored by a registered student organization or a University department. Campus postings are limited to 30 days.
Northern Kentucky University disclaims all responsibility for the contents of posters, handbills, flyers or other written material posted at the University. Students, faculty, staff and administrators must be aware of current laws regarding libel, defamation, obscenity and fair labor relations or other applicable laws. Posters promoting establishments that sell alcoholic beverages or relating to alcohol will not be approved. However, posters promoting alcohol awareness and responsible decision-making will be approved.
Approved Methods of Posting
Approved Areas for Posting
On concrete surfaces and non-department bulletin boards (only one posting per bulletin board permitted) inside all buildings with the following exceptions:
Prohibited Areas for Posting
Areas for Individual Student-Placed Notices
The following bulletin boards are reserved for student-placed notices only and are identified as open bulletin boards. Notices advertising for sale, tutoring, car pools, etc. are permitted on these bulletin boards and do not need to be authorized or stamped by the Student Union management. Only one posting per bulletin board permitted.
Student Government Association Elections Postings
The regulations for posting prior to Student Government Association elections are governed by the rules and guidelines established by the Election Commission and are available in the Student Government Association Offices and website: sga.nku.edu.
Registered student organizations and University departments are responsible for removing their posted notices at the conclusion of the stamped expiration date. Violators of this policy will be given one warning by Student Union management. Further violations may result in suspension of posting privileges.
Note: Campus buildings will be periodically inspected. Postings found in violation of the above policy will be removed and discarded.