Rules and Regulations Governing University Buildings and Grounds

  • Admission to Property – Property shall be closed to employees, students, and general public during times other than designated open hours of operation to each building or property. The closing of property will not apply to that space and in those instances where the Department of Facility Services has approved entry by key issuance into the property, after posted operating hours, or where the office of Conference, Catering, and Event Scheduling has approved use of the building or property for educational, cultural, recreational, or public service use consistent with Conference, Catering, and Event Scheduling policies. During posted operating hours property shall be closed only when situations require such action to ensure the safe and orderly conduct of University functions. The decision to close property shall by made by the President of the University (or official designee).
  • Preservation of Property – The improper disposal of rubbish on property; the willful destruction of or damage to property; the creation of any hazard on property to persons or things; the throwing of articles of any kind at a building; the climbing upon roofs, or any part of a building; or golfing on any part of the grounds, is prohibited.
  • Conformity with Signs and Directions – Persons in and on property shall at all times comply with official signs of a prohibitory, regulatory, or directory nature and with the direction of University Police Officers and other authorized individuals.
  • Disturbances – Any unwarranted loitering, disorderly conduct, or other conduct which creates loud or unusual noise or a nuisance; which otherwise impedes or disrupts the conduct of University functions; or which prevents students, faculty, staff, or the public from obtaining the services provided on the property in a timely manner is prohibited.
  • Gambling – Participating in games for money or other personal property or the operating of gambling devices the conduct of a lottery or pool, or the seeing or purchasing of numbers of tickets, in or on property is prohibited. This prohibition shall not apply to the vending or exchange of chances by licensed operators of vending facilities for any lottery set forth in a State law and conducted by an agency of the State.
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Narcotics – Operating a motor vehicle while on the property by a person under the influence of alcoholic beverages, narcotic drugs, hallucinogens, marijuana, barbiturates, or amphetamines, is prohibited. Entering upon the property, or while on the property, under the influence of or using or possessing any narcotic drug, hallucinogen, marijuana, barbiturate, or amphetamine is prohibited. This prohibition shall not apply in cases where the drug is being used as prescribed for a patient by a physician. Entering upon the property, or being on the property, under the influence of alcoholic beverages on property is prohibited, except upon occasions and on property designated for appropriate uses granted under the provisions of the University’s approved Alcohol Use Policy.
  • Soliciting, Vending, and Debt Collection – Soliciting alms and contributions, commercial soliciting and vending of all kinds, displaying or distributing commercial advertising, or collecting private debts in or on University property is prohibited. This rule does not apply to: a) national or local drives for funds for welfare, health, or other purposes as authorized by the University and approved by the President; b) concessions or personal notices posted by employees or students on authorized bulletin boards; and c) solicitation of organizations membership or dues authorized by occupant departments.
  • Posting and Distribution of Handbills – Posting or affixing materials such as pamphlets, handbills, posters, or flyers on bulletin boards or elsewhere on property and grounds is prohibited, except as authorized by the University’s approved Posting Policy. Distribution of materials such as pamphlets, handbills, or flyers is prohibited, except in those areas of the property open to the public such as entrances, lobbies, and open corridors, unless conducted as part of authorized University activities. The Department of Facility Services and the UNC Police Department shall be advised in advance of the proposed distribution in public areas, but shall not exercise control over the content of the materials.
  • Photographs for News, Advertising, or Commercial Purposes – Photographs may be taken in space occupied by a University Department only with the consent of the occupying Department concerned. Except where security regulations apply or a court order or rule prohibits it, photographs for news purposes may be taken in entrances, lobbies, foyers, corridors, or auditoriums when used for public meetings. Subject to the foregoing prohibitions, photographs for advertising and commercial purposes may be taken only with written permission of University Publications and Communications.
  • Dogs and Other Animals –With the exception of seeing eye and guide dogs, dogs and other animals shall not be brought on the University property unless on a leash.
  • Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic – Drivers of all vehicles entering or while on property shall drive in a careful and safe manner at all times and shall comply with the signals and directions of University Police Officers or other authorized individuals and all posted traffic signs. The blocking of platforms, or fire hydrants on property is prohibited. Except in emergencies and where otherwise posted, parking on property is not allowed without a permit. Parking without authority, parking in unauthorized locations or in locations reserved for other persons, or parking contrary to the direction of posted signs is prohibited. Vehicles parked in violation, where warning signs are posted, shall be subject to removal at the owner’s risk and expense. Sidewalks shall not be used for vehicular traffic except for designated service routes that require a special permit. Vehicles without proper authority will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. This paragraph may be supplemented from time to time by the issuance and posting of such specific traffic directions as may be required, and when so issued and posted such directives shall have the same force and effect as if made a part hereof. Proof that a motor vehicle was parked in violation of these regulations or directives may be taken as prima facie evidence that the registered owner was responsible for the violation. Specific Parking Regulations are available from the Department of Parking Services.
  • Weapons and ExplosivesExcept as permitted by Colorado law, no person shall carry or possess firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, explosives, or items intended to be used to fabricate an explosive or incendiary device on University property, unless for approved official purposes.
  • Enforcement – Whoever shall be found guilty of violating any of the above rules, regulations, and related policies, shall be subject to all civil and criminal liabilities as called for in the applicable State Statutes including fine, or imprisonment, or both. Requests for interpretation of these rules and regulations should be forwarded to the Chief of the UNC Police Department.
  • The information in this document is based on University of Northern Colorado documents and policy statements including the Academic Freedom, Rights, and Responsibilities of Students, “Code of Conduct”, graduate student petition and appeals procedures, and policies regarding discrimination in general and sexual harassment in particular. Copies of these policies and documents may be obtained in the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office, the Graduate School Office, and the Dean of Students Office.
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