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5. Fees for Use of Booths and Rooms

The Student Cooperative Association is required to
impose a users' fee on all outside individuals, asso-
ciations, corporations, groups, or organizations
who wish to use booths and rooms for the purpose
of engaging in commercial solicitation.

6. Bulletin Boards

The Student Cooperative Association will reserve
portions of bulletin boards for its own use and use
by individuals, groups, associations, organizations,
and corporations that have priority as previously
stated in item C2. The HUB staff reserves the right
to regulate the size and form of notices. Advance
approval must be obtained from the Hadley Union
Building director or his/her designee prior to post-
ing notices for any nonuniversity activities or enter-
prises. Approval to place signs/notices in any
location other than on bulletin boards must be ob-
tained from the HUB service desk.

7. Special Rules Governing Donations to Political/
Cultural/Educational/Religious Organizations and
Sales of Newspapers/Books and Other Printed

a. Individual distribution of newspapers/books/
other printed media, as well as the individual
solicitation and making of donations to

political/cultural/educational/religious organi-
zations shall be permitted in all public areas of
the Hadley Union Building.

b. 1 eafleiiing shall be permitted in the public areas
of the Hadley Union Building.

I). Other Universily Buildings/Facilities

In all other university buildings/facilities (i.e., library,
dining halls, academic buildings), solicitation is pro-
hibited unless expressly authorized by an authorized
official of the university. If solicitation activities are
permitted in these facilities, the following procedures
must be followed:

1. Recognized campus organizations shall be required
to request permission to engage in commercial or
noncommercial solicitation activities with the build-
ing supervisor a minimum of three days in advance.

2. Outside individuals, entities, groups, associations,
organizations, and corporations shall be required to
request from the Office of Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs permission to solicit a minimum of
seven days in advance. If approval is granted, the
individual, group, association, or corporation must
then contact the individual building supervisor to
arrange the specific details (i.e., time, place,

3. The university will require outside individuals,
groups, associations, organizations, and corpora-
tions engaged in the sale of consumer products to
donate twenty percent of the profits resulting from
the sales on campus to the General University

E. Public Outdoor Areas

1. All activities involving commercial solicitation and/
or fund-raising for noncommercial purposes in
public outdoor areas must be requested and ap-
proved a minimum of seven days in advance by the
Office of Vice President for Student Affairs.

2. Individual sales and distribution of newspapers/
books/other printed media shall be permitted on all
walkways and outdoor areas open to the public.

3. Leafletting shall be permitted in outdoor campus

F. General Requirement

Solicitation activities as outlined in these regulations
will be permitted in the designated locations (i.e., resi-
dence halls, Hadley Union Building, public outdoor
areas), provided the particular activity has complied
with the specific procedures outlined in these regula-
tions and provided the activity does not create undue
noise or disruption or interfere with the activities that
normally occur in the area in question or any activities
which are being carried out by the university at the
particular moment.

Sign and Poster Policy

The following rules and regulations govern the display of
signs, posters, notices, and banners affixed on university-
owned or -operated property and on property under the
ownership and/or supervision of the Student Cooperative
Association. It is the responsibility of the individual,
group, or organization to become familiar with these
guidelines and regulations. The following guidelines have


been developed in order to encourage the advertising of
activities and events while preserving the attractiveness and
general condition of campus and Student Cooperative
Association properties.

A. General Guidelines

1. Posters and signs shall be placed on bulletin boards
or notice boards, but shall not be placed on top of
existing current notices.

2. All posters must indicate an event date or expiration
date so that appropriate staff may remove signs in a
timely manner.

3. Masking tape must be used to affix signs and
posters. The use of thumb tacks or staples is per-
mitted only on cork-type bulletin boards.

4. Signs or posters shall not be placed on any glass
area of the university, including windows, doors, or
partitions. Signs or posters are not to be placed on
any glass which covers bulletin and/or notice

5. Signs or posters shall not be affixed to trees or
other plant life on campus. Signs or posters shall
not be affixed to park benches or trash receptacles
on campus.

6. Banners may be posted in the Oak Grove by pre-
senting the banner to the lUP Maintenance Depart-
ment located in the Robertshaw Building. Banners
are to be hung by maintenance staff personnel only.

7. Posters or signs found to be in violation of this
policy will be removed by building and grounds
staff and processed as appropriate through the Of-
fice of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

B. Relevant Policy Considerations

1. The posting of signs or posters encouraging, pro-
moting, or advertising alcoholic beverage consump-
tion is prohibited (see lUP Alcohol Policy).

2. lUP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
institution. The posting of material that is insensi-
tive to affirmative action issues (racism, sexism,
etc.) is prohibited, and alleged violations should be
referred to the Office of the Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs.

C. Residence Hall Guidelines

1. The general guidelines listed above must be adhered

2. The posting of signs or posters within the residence
halls is the responsibility of the specific residence
hall director. A list of the residence hall directors
can be secured from the Office of Housing and
Residence Life (G-14 Sutton Hall). It is the respon-
sibility of the individual(s) to secure approval from
the residence hall director prior to affixing signs
within a residence hall building.

3. Unapproved signs or posters will be removed by the
appropriate staff member. Staff members are in-
structed to remove any poster or sign which does
not adhere to the requirements listed above in "Gen-
eral Guidelines."

D. Hadley Union Building (HUB)

1. The Student Cooperative Association will reserve

portions of bulletin boards for its own use and use
by individuals, groups, associations, organizations,
and corporations.

2. The HUB staff reserves the right to regulate the size
and form of signs and/or posters.

3. Advance approval must be obtained from the HUB
director or designee prior to the posting of signs or
notices for any nonuniversity activity or enterprise.

4. Approval to place signs or posters in any location
other than on bulletin boards must be secured from
the HUB Front Desk.

Scheduling University Facilities

The scheduling of all university facilities except Fisher
Auditorium will be made through the Scheduling Center,
G8D Sutton Hall (Ext. 2652 or 2653). The Scheduling
Center will obtain clearance from the following to sched-
ule the facilities listed below: Ackerman 110 (dean. Col-
lege of Human Ecology and Health Sciences), Cogswell
Auditorium (chairperson. Department of Music), Pierce
Hall (chairperson. Department of Military Science), Pratt
Lounge (assistant vice president for Student Affairs), Sut-
ton Hall Board Room and Private Dining Room in Foster
Hall (Office of the President), Memorial Field House and
Zink Hall (athletic facilities coordinator). Field House
Pool and Zink Hall Pool (director of aquatics). See section
on Scheduling of Fisher Auditorium.

Note: If you intend to use a facility for an event requiring
a special set-up (chairs, lectern, tables, etc.) you must
arrange for the set-up with the maintenance office in Ro-
bertshaw (ext. 2710). Determine the time Maintenance will
need before and after your event for set-up and clean-up
and be sure your facility is reserved for this period as well
as for the event. If your event will include food service,
you are responsible for making these arrangements with
lUP Dining Service in Foster Hall (ext. 2570). Food serv-
ice will also handle your set-up requirements unless set-up
requires moving furniture from one building to another. In
that case, you must request help from Maintenance.
Sound system, audiovisual equipment, and/or additional
sound equipment must be secured from Media Resources,
ext. 2460.

Policy for University Agencies and Groups

A. Colleges, schools, departments, offices, and other
university agencies are given priority for scheduling all
university facilities, without cost, when used for uni-
versity business. In addition, these agencies will have
top priority for scheduling the facilities that were con-
structed primarily for their use. However, since the
university reserves the right to schedule use of facilities
in a manner which best serves the interests of the entire
university community, other activities may be sched-
uled into those facilities.

B. Requests will also be considered from groups or orga-
nizations officially recognized by the university. Such
requests should bear the signature of the organiza-
tion's adviser. When approval is granted, it is given
with the understanding that the activity will be care-
fully supervised by the adviser and other representa-
tives of the organization. The adviser and the
organization will be responsible for control of the


activities, for any damage to the facility, and for costs
to provide adequate custodial and security support
when required.

C. Student organizations charging an admission tee or
requesting a donation must secure autiiori/aiion from
the director of Student Activities and Organizations at
least three weeks prior to the event in order to confirm
the reservation for a facility.

D. In order to partially defray overhead costs, the univer-
sity will assess a charge of twenty-five percent of the
facility usage fee. This charge will be assessed only
when a university group utilizes the facility for a fund-
raising activity of a nonacademic nature.

E. To the maximum extent feasible, users should submit
their requests for the use of facilities to the Scheduling
Center prior to the beginning of each fall, spring, and
suinmer session. When maintenance work is required,
requests should be submitted at least ten working days
prior to the event. Wiien maintenance is not required,
submit requests at least three working days prior to the
scheduled event. If your event is cancelled, please no-
tify the Scheduling Center immediately.

F. Academic use, i.e., scheduled courses and examina-

tions, shall be given first priority in facility scheduling
(except for Fisher Auditorium).

G. Activities that have normally occurred at the university
on a regular basis and are open to the entire academic
community shall receive priority over other events.

H. Activities should normally be scheduled into the kind
of facilities for which they were constructed. Audito-
riums such as McVitty, Cogswell, and Beard are to be
scheduled on a priority basis with academic functions
being considered first. Pratt Auditorium and Fisher
Auditorium were developed for other university activi-
ties, and these should be given top priority.

I. The Student Cooperative Association and the Founda-
tion for lUP are considered university agencies for the
purpose of scheduling university facilities. When uni-
versity facilities are utilized for camps sponsored by
the foundation, a facility fee will be paid to lUP in
accordance with Policies for Nonuniversity Groups.
For residential groups, daily residence hall rates will be
computed in accordance with the following formula:
the established weekly room charge minus telephone
cost, divided by seven.

J. Nonacademic regularly scheduled meetings should be
held in classrooms whenever possible.

K. If any university person or group requests a facility for
an activity (for example a regional, state, or national
conference) this request must receive the approval of
the School of Continuing Education before processing
by the Scheduling Center.

L. Social and cultural activities will generally be sched-
uled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Scheduling
Center will have the authority to schedule an activity
into a facility which it deems most appropriate for
such activity. Requests of this nature must normally be
submitted to the Scheduling Center no later than the
first day of the fall, spring, and summer sessions.
Other requests will be considered according to the
availability of space.

M. A university person or group may not act as a sponsor
for a nonuniversity organization for the purpose of
avoiding the fee payment as outlined on the charge list
for nonuniversity users. Any known violation of this
policy will result in a post-fee assessment for such use
and the likely denial of future requests.

N. The university reserves the right to disallow the use or
reuse of a facility if it is abused.

O. Specific policies exist concerning the use of the Blue
Room, East Parlor, Gorell Recital Hall, Usher Audito-
rium, and Flagstone Theater. Information on these
policies and procedures as well as details of the policy
for nonuniversity groups can be obtained from the
Scheduling Center, G8D Sutton Hall.

Evacuation Procedures

The following building evacuation procedures will be im-
plemented by occupants of lUP buildings in the event of a
fire alarm.

A. Before a Fire

1. Know the location of all fire alarm stations.

2. Know the location of all fire extinguishers.

3. Know the location of all exits.

4. If a student has special needs due to a disability, the
student should notify responsible staff members so
that special evacuation plans can be made in the
event of an emergency.

5. Know locations of blue light emergency phones.

B. Discovering a Fire

1. Sound the alarm immediately.

2. Dial telephone fire emergency number 9-91 1 first
then call University Police (2141). If phone is not
available, use emergency blue light phones.

3. Shut all doors and windows.

4. Vacate the building by the nearest accessible exit.

5. Do not use elevators.

C. Hearing the Fire Alarm Sound

1. Open curtains.

2. Close all windows tightly.

3. Put on shoes and coat and take a towel to cover the

4. Vacate the room and close the door.

5. Vacate the building by the nearest accessible exit.

D. Do Not Use Elevators

1. If power fails, they may stop and occupants would
be trapped.

2. Walk at a safe speed and use nearest accessible exit.

E. After Vacating the Building

1. Listen for instructions from staff members and
safety officers.

2. Leave the immediate vicinity of the building.


Summary of Indiana Borough
Ordinances and State Laws

A. General Statement

Students are expected, as citizens, to abide by the laws
and regulations of the Borough of Indiana and the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in addition to the
rules of the university. The following information is
presented in an effort to make students aware of cer-
tain borough ordinances and state laws dealing with
personal conduct.

In 1972 the Pennsylvania legislature enacted a variety
of laws lowering the legal age of the majority from
twenty-one to eighteen. These laws have a significant
impact upon lUP students, since many of them are in
the eighteen-to-twenty age group. A minor in the
Pennsylvania rules of court has been defined as "an
individual under the age of eighteen years." With the
exception of the drinking age, an eighteen-year-old in
Pennsylvania is legally an adult. Further information
on the following ordinances and laws can be obtained
from the Campus Police Office, First Floor, Sutton

B. Local Ordinances
Antinoise Ordinance

This ordinance prohibits noise of such volume as to
cause annoyance in excess of fifty feet from a


Persons riding bicycles on borough streets are expected
to obey the same laws as persons operating motor

Disorderly Conduct

Several ordinances specify actions covered by the gen-
eral charge of disorderly conduct: loud, boisterous, or
unseemly noises, use of indecent language, damaging
public or private property, and prowling.

On conviction before a magistrate, fines may range
from $2 to $100 plus costs, depending on the offense.
Serious cases of disorderly conduct can be prosecuted
as misdemeanors.

Indiana Borough has an antinoise ordinance, by
which it is a violation to be the cause of any noise
which can be heard from fifty feet away or more.

Leash Laws/Nuisance

Indiana Borough's leash law requires dogs to be on a
leash at all times while in the borough.

Indiana Borough's nuisance ordinance requires any-
one walking a dog in the borough to clean up defeca-
tion from public or private property.


Littering in the borough is subject to a fine of $100
plus costs.

Open Container

Indiana Borough ordinance prohibits any person of
any age from appearing in a public area with an open
container of an alcoholic beverage. Violation of this
ordinance is punishable by a fine.

Outdoor Fires

It is unlawful to start a fire of any description out of

Street Signs

It is unlawful to deface or steal signs. Theft of street
signs and markings has caused serious accidents.

C. Extracts from the State Crime Code

Anyone who fraudulently signs another person's name
to a document, such as a check, is guilty of forgery.
Forgery is a felony and is punishable by a fine be-
tween $10,000 and $25,000 or imprisonment not ex-
ceeding ten years, or both.


It is illegal to possess or use fireworks in the Borough
of Indiana. Prosecution is usually under disorderly

Library Tlieft

A person who attempts to remove library property
from the library is guilty of library theft. If an indi-
vidual conceals or attempts to conceal library prop-
erty, he/she is guilty of this offense. The individual
does not liave to leave the premises in order to be
considered in violation; the law itself provides for a
presumption of intent. The penalties for violating this
law range from a summary offense punishable by a
fine to a felony offense punishable by imprisonment.

In cases involving conviction for Hbrary theft, the
defendant is required by law to be fingerprinted, and
those fingerprints are subsequently turned over to the
State Police.

Retention of library property after notice to return is

^Iso a summary offense punishable by a fine and resti-
tution of cost of materials and any other costs in-
curred by the library in the process of prosecution. A
person is guilty of this offense if he/she fails to return
library property within thirty days of receiving a writ-
ten notice from the institution.

Complete copies of laws concerning library property
can be reviewed at the university libraries or Campus


The age of majority has not been changed regarding
liquor in Pennsylvania; therefore, the following laws
are still in effect: A person is guilty of a misdemeanor
of the third degree if he or she being under the age of
twenty-one years knowingly and falsely represents
himself to be twenty-one years of age to any licensed
dealer or other person for the purpose of procuring or
having furnished to him or her any intoxicating liq-
uors. Maximum penalties: $2,500 fine and/or one
year in jail.

A person is guilty of a summary offense if he or she
being less than twenty-one years of age, attempts to
purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses, or trans-
ports any alcohol, liquor, or malt beverage. Any fine
under this section shall be decreed to be paid to the
local government in which the offense was committed,
for the use of the local government. Maximum penal-
ties: $300 fine and/or ninety days in jail.


A person is guilty of u misdemeanor of the third de-
gree if he or she knowingly, willfully, and falsely repre-
sents to any dealer or other person any minor to be of
full age for the purpose of inducing any such licensed
dealer or other person to sell or furnish any intoxicat-
ing liquors to a minor. Maximum penalties: $2,5(K)
fine and /or one year in jail. Minimum fine: $3(K).

The state Liquor Control Board operates under state
laws. Under these laws it is a misdemeanor to unlaw-
fully transfer an identification card for the purpose of
falsifying age to secure malt or alcoholic beverages.
Also it is a misdemeanor for any person to sell, fur-
nish, or give to any minor under luenly-one years of
age any malt or alcoholic liquor. Penally: $100 to $300
fine and or three months in jail.

Manufaelure or Sale of False II) Card

A person commits a misdemeanor of the second de-
gree if he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly
manufactures, makes, alters, sells, or attempts to sell
an identification card falsely representing the identity,
birth date, or age of another. Minimum penalty for
first offense is $1,000 fine and a minimum fine of
$2,500 for a second or subsequent offense.

Carrjing a False ID Card

A person commits a summary offense for the first
violation and a misdemeanor of the third degree for
any subsequent offense if he or she, being less than
twenty-one years of age, possesses an ID card falsely
identifying that person by name, age, date of birth, or
photograph as being twenty-one years of age or older,
or obtains to obtain liquor or malt or brewed bever-
ages by using the ID card of another or by using an
ID card that has not been lawfully issued to or in the
name of that person who possesses the card. Maxi-
mum penalty for the first offense is $300 and mini-
mum fine for the second or subsequent offense is

Reslricdon of Operating Privileges

In addition to any other fine or sentence imposed by a
court, a person who is guilty of any of the offenses
dealing with the possession, consumption, or trans-
portation of alcohol or possessing, making, or dis-
playing a false ID will have vehicle operating
privileges suspended for a period of ninety days for
the first offense, one year for the second offense, and
two years for the third or subsequent offense.

Drugs and Narcotics

In June, 1972, Pennsylvania adopted the Uniform
Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic
Act. This act liberalized the Pennsylvania law in the
field of drugs and narcotics and in many respects
reduced the penalties for violations of the new law in
this field. The law reduced many drug violations to
the class of misdemeanor. One of the major excep-
tions is the distribution of drugs by a person over
twenty-one years of age to a person under eighteen
years of age, who is at least four years his junior. This
violation is the most heavily punishable under the act.

The act provides that the possession of a small
amount of marijuana only for personal use, or pos-
session of a small amount with intent to distribute but
not to sell, or the distribution of a small amount but
not for sale carries a maximum sentence of thirty days

and a maximum fine of $50(). A small amount is de-
fined as thirty grams of marijuana or less or eight
grams of hashish.

furthermore, the act provides that first offenders may
receive probation without verdict, and if the proba-
tion conditions are satisfactorily carried out the pro-
ceedings will be dismissed. Also, if this procedure is
used, the arrest and prosecution will be erased from
the record.

Retail Theft (Shoplifting)

Any person committing the first offense of retail theft
when the value of the merchandise is less than $100 is
guilty of a summary offense. Maximum penalties:
$300 fine and/or ninety days in jail.

Upon conviction of a second offense when the value
of the merchandise is less than $100, the person shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.
Maximum penalties: $5,000 and/or two years in jail.

Upon commission of third or any subsequent offense,
regardless of the value of the merchandise, the person
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Maximum penalties: $10,000 and/or five years in jail.

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