accordance with SUNY Administrative Policy 5605:
"It is the policy of the State University of New York (University) that no authorization will be given to private commercial enterprises to operate on University campuses or in facilities furnished by the University other than to provide for food, legal beverages, campus bookstore, vending, linen supply, laundry, dry cleaning, banking, barber and beautician services, and cultural events."
(For more information, see http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=376)
for authorized activities in the University Union must be obtained
in advance from the office of the Director of the University Union.
Approval for the use of other University facilities by organizations
or individuals for commercial purposes, or the establishment on
campus of any business activity or enterprise which may be authorized,
must be obtained in advance in writing from the Associate Vice
President for Administrative Services. This includes all activities
which involve the promotion of the sale of goods or services on
are only three methods of access for commercial advertising :
1. University publications that allow advertising, such as
Inside BU, a campus-generated newspaper. The
student newspaper, Pipe Dream, is another advertising
resource. In addition, athletic programs, student organizations
publications, University event programs for music, theatre, or
sports events all may be utilized.
2. University bulletin boards. All of these requests must
be directed to the Director of the University Union.
3. Campus Mail Service. Un-addressed advertising may be placed
in the boxes of all students with on-campus mailboxes,
and in department mail drops, by mail service employees. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will
advertising be allowed which promotes unsafe alcohol use or which
is deemed inappropriate for the publications audience.
distribution of newspapers which convey a point of view in the public areas of a SUNY campus is protected by the First
Amendment. Public areas include streets and sidewalks but not areas such as lobbies, corridors and rooms in buildings.
or intimidation of members of the campus community by persons
selling goods or services or proselytizing points of view or causes
may require the removal of individuals from University property
in accordance with the rules of maintaining public order.
offering subscriptions to newspapers and magazines or other goods
or services may be placed on departmental bulletin boards after approval has been obtained from the University official
in charge of the area in which the bulletin board is located.
Door-to-door solicitation is not permitted on campus (including
the residential rooms or faculty offices). Unaddressed handbills
and other notices of goods or services for sale are not to be
sent through the campus mail, distributed to persons, nor placed
on vehicles on campus property. (Advertisements may be placed
in the student newspaper, Pipe Dream.)
such as craft fairs and flea markets, approved in advance by the
proper authority (such as the Director of the University Union
or the Director of Auxiliary Services)
may be held on campus. Such activities are limited to participation
by students, faculty and staff, and invited members of the public,
and must be under the on-site control of a recognized campus organization.
Commercial vendors are not permitted to sell or offer items for
sale at events such as craft fairs and flea markets.
representatives from book publishers must have prior permission
from Deans or department heads, as well as the Director of Auxiliary Services, before promoting their
products in the academic offices of this University.
University activities, such as the performing arts and athletic,
cultural, social, educational or recreational events are not commercial
by nature and are the responsibility of sponsoring campus organizations
within the limits of their charter and/or University policy and
approved, a revocable permit will be granted to authorize individuals
or organizations to engage in business or commercial activities
on campus. Such individuals or organizations shall be subject
to all University regulations. Violations may require revocation
of approval to operate on campus.
For more information on Revocable Permits and non-commercial use of facilities, please go to: