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Poster Policy


Posting Eligibility

Registered student organizations with the Office of Student Engagement and university departments of Northern Kentucky University are eligible to post materials on campus.

Posting Authorization

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


  • A sign that is affixed or posted on an approved wall or bulletin board that shall normally not exceed 24 x 36 inches
  • There is a limit of 50 posters per campus event


  • A small printed sheet to be distributed by hand only;
    No placement of papers on campus property is allowed.


  • Usually an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper that can only be distributed by hand and/or posted in an approved area.
  • There is a limit of 100 flyers per campus event.


  • A 66 inches wide by 96 inches long twin sized bed sheet on which a sign is printed.
  • Only one banner per organization or department may be displayed at one time.

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:

  • Lucas Administrative Center - only on bulletin boards located on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floors across from elevators
  • Albright Health Center - only on concrete stairwell walls and bulletin boards
  • Nunn Hall - only on bulletin boards
  • Steely Library - on concrete walls in library loggia
  • Student Union - only on designated bulletin boards
  • Griffin Hall - on bulletin boards outside of restrooms on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, student lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors, bulletin board on the 1st floor by south stairwell.
  • Health Innovation Center and Founders Hall
    • 1st floor – next to HE 110, in front of the restrooms
    • 2nd floor – in front of elevator on FH side and 253 near entrance
    • 3rd floor – in front of elevator on FH side and next elevators on HE side
    • 4th floor – next to elevators on FH and next to elevators on HE side
    • 5th floor – Next to elevators on FH

Prohibited Areas for Posting

  • On exterior surfaces of any University buildings or on lamp posts, trash receptacles, trees, benches, planters, bridges, etc.
  • On any window or door
  • On any painted, wood or wall covering surface inside buildings
  • On any glass surface or framework
  • Inside rest rooms
  • Inside elevators or on elevator doors
  • On any light fixture
  • Inside classrooms (bulletin boards in classrooms are for academic use)
  • On parked vehicles on University property
  • On or in permanent or temporary art galleries
  • Covering or touching any impressed or raised university lettering on concrete walls

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.

  • University Center – Two bulletin boards next to UC 135 on the first floor
  • Founders Hall (formerly Old Science Building) - Bulletin board across from the elevators on the 2nd floor
  • Nunn Hall - Bulletin board at the 2nd floor plaza entrance
  • Landrum Academic Center - Bulletin board across from the elevators on the 3rd floor
  • Fine Arts Center - Bulletin board across the 3rd floor entrance
  • Business Academic Center - Bulletin board next to the elevators on the 2nd floor

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:                                              

Posting Removal

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.