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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Presidential Orders


Executive Order


No. 42



Speakers or Artists Sponsored by Non-Student Groups


1. Arrangements for a non-University artist or speaker to perform or to speak in a class or program for students and interested faculty of a given department are the responsibility of the instructor of the class or the department chair.

2. The appearance on campus of a non-University artist or speaker in a meeting open to the public must be sponsored by an official University department or an official committee of the University. The decision to sponsor shall be communicated to the appropriate dean or director prior to the event by means of a Notice of Departmental Sponsorship. Enough time should be allowed for notification of the traffic division, food services, or other campus units that may be indirectly affected. All arrangements for the event are the responsibility of the sponsoring department or committee.

3. Faculty and staff groups of the University may invite non-University speakers to appear before their groups on campus and may invite other members of the University community. Physical arrangements are the responsibility of the interested persons and such meetings will not be open to the general public.

June 1, 1972; July 11, 1977.


For related information, see:

  • Chapter 478–136 WAC, "Use of University of Washington Facilities"
  • Executive Order No. 22, "Helicopter and Airborne Vehicle Policy"
  • Executive Order No. 23, "Non-University Speakers Sponsored by Student Organizations"
  • Administrative Policy Statement 10.10, "Noncampus Groups Using Campus Facilities and Grounds"