|(1)||Freedom of expression is a highly valued and indispensable
quality of university and college life. However, joint facilities may not be used in ways that
obstruct or disrupt the institutions' operations, the freedom of movement, or any other lawful
activities. Additionally, use of joint facilities may be subject to reasonable time, place and manner
|(2)||Joint facilities may be used for events and forums
regarding ballot propositions and/or candidates who have filed for public office providing the event
has received preliminary approval by an administrative or academic unit of one of the institutions
and final approval by the appropriate facility designee. There are, however, certain limitations on
the use of joint facilities for these political activities.
|(a)||First priority for the use of joint facilities shall be given
to regularly scheduled university and college activities.
|(b)||Joint facilities may be used for political purposes such
as events and forums regarding ballot propositions and/or candidates who have filed for public office
only when the full rental cost of the facility is paid. Use of state funds for payment of facility
rental costs is prohibited.
|(c)||Forums or debates may be scheduled at full facility rental
rates if all parties to a ballot proposition election or all candidates who have filed for office for
a given position, regardless of party affiliation, are given equal access to the use of facilities
within a reasonable time.
|(d)||No person shall solicit contributions on joint property for
political uses, except in instances where this limitation conflicts with applicable federal law regarding
interference with the mails.
|(e)||Public areas outside joint facility buildings may be used for
political purposes such as events and forums regarding ballot propositions and/or candidates who have
filed for public office, excluding solicitation of funds, provided the other normal business of the
institutions is not disrupted and entrances to and exits from buildings are not blocked.
|(f)||Joint facilities or services may not be used to establish or
maintain offices or headquarters for political candidates or partisan political causes.
|(3)||Joint facilities may not be used for private or commercial
purposes such as sales, advertising, or promotional activities unless such activities are consistent
with the institution's mission, as determined by the appropriate designee.
|(4)||Nothing in these rules is intended to alter or affect
the regular advertising, promotional, or underwriting activities carried on, by, or in the regular
media or publications of the institutions. Policies concerning advertising, promotional or
underwriting activities included in these media or publications are under the jurisdiction of and
must be approved by their respective management or, where applicable, advisory committees, in
accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
|(5)||In accordance with WAC 478-137-010 the
institutions will make their joint facilities available only for purposes related to their educational
missions, including but not limited to instruction, research, public assembly, community programs, and
student activities. When permission is granted to use joint facilities for approved instructional or
related purposes, as a condition of approval, the user of joint facilities agrees to include in all
materials nonendorsement statements in the form approved by the appropriate designee. "Materials"
includes all communications, advertisement, and any other printed, electronic, or broadcast/telecast
information related to the user's activities offered in joint facilities. The designee will determine
the content, size of print and placement of the nonendorsement language. The institutions will not make
their joint facilities available for instructional or related purposes that compete with courses or
programs offered by the university or college.
|(6)||Solicitation, or distribution of handbills, pamphlets and
similar materials by anyone, whether a member of the university and college community or of the general
public, is not permitted in those areas of campus to which access by the public is restricted or where
such solicitation or distribution would significantly impinge upon the primary business being
|(7)||Electronic amplification on the grounds of the campus shall
not be permitted unless approved by the joint committee on facility use.
|(8)||No person may use joint facilities to camp. "Camp"
means to remain overnight, to erect a tent or other shelter, or to use sleeping equipment, a vehicle,
or a trailer camper, for the purpose of or in such ways as will permit remaining overnight. Violators
are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution under applicable state, county and city laws. This
provision does not prohibit use of joint facilities where a university or college employee remains
overnight to fulfill the responsibilities of his or her position.
|(9)||The institutions are committed to maintaining a safe and healthful
work and educational environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. In accordance with the
Washington Clean Indoor Air Act (chapter 70.160 RCW), the Use of University of Washington
facilities (chapter 478-136 WAC) and Cascadia Community College facility use (
chapter 132Z-140 WAC), the following smoking policy is intended to protect nonsmokers from exposure
to smoke in their campus-associated environments and to protect life and property against fire
hazards. "Smoke" or "smoking" refers to the carrying or smoking of any kind of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or any other kind of lighted smoking equipment.
|(a)||Smoking is prohibited inside all university or college vehicles,
inside buildings and parking structures owned or occupied by the university or college and/or used by
university or college faculty, staff or students and at any outside areas or locations that may directly
or indirectly affect the air supply of buildings or carry smoke into buildings.
|(b)||The institutions may designate specific outdoor locations as
smoking areas. Signage will be placed to indicate the designated locations.
|(c)||Any student, staff, or faculty member who violates the
smoking policy may be subject to disciplinary action. In addition, violations of the smoking policy
may be subject to appropriate enforcement.
|(10)||Alcoholic beverages may be possessed, sold, served, and
consumed at joint facilities only if the procedures set forth in this section are followed.
|(a)||The appropriate permits/licenses for possession, sale,
service, and consumption of alcohol must be obtained from the Washington state liquor control
|(b)||Permits/licenses must be displayed during the event and all
other guidelines and restrictions established by the Washington State liquor control board must be
|(c)||Alcoholic beverages may be possessed, sold, served, and
consumed at joint facilities leased to a commercial tenant under a lease that includes authorization
for the tenant to apply and hold a license issued by the Washington state liquor control
|(d)||Except as provided in (c) of this subsection, alcoholic
beverages may be possessed, sold, served, and consumed at joint facilities only under permits/licenses
issued by the Washington state liquor control board and only as follows:
|(i)||Events at which alcohol is to be sold must be approved by the joint
committee on facility use and an application to the committee must be accompanied by a request for
written authorization under (e) or (f) of this subsection or proof that the seller holds an appropriate
|(ii)||A university or college unit or an individual or organization applying
for a permit/license must have obtained approval under (e) or (f) of this subsection;
|(iii)||Sale, service, and consumption of alcohol is to be confined
to the specified room or area identified on the license or permit.
|(e)||Written authorization to apply for a special occasion license
to sell alcoholic beverages at joint facilities must be obtained from the joint committee on facility
use prior to applying for a special occasion license from the Washington state liquor control board.
Authorization should be requested through the facilities use coordinator for the joint committee on
facility use sufficiently in advance of the program to allow timely consideration. (Note: Some license
applications must be filed with the Washington state liquor control board at least forty-five days or more
before the event.) Written authorization to apply for such license shall accompany the license application
filed with the Washington state liquor control board.
|(f)||Written authorization to apply for a banquet permit to serve
and consume alcoholic beverages at joint facilities must be obtained from the university chancellor or
college president prior to applying for the permit from the Washington state liquor control board.
Authorization should be requested sufficiently in advance of the program to allow timely consideration.
Written authorization to apply for such permit shall accompany the permit application filed with the
Washington state liquor control board.
|(g)||Consumption, possession, dispensation, or sale of alcohol is prohibited except for persons of legal age.|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and UWBR, Standing Orders, chapter 8. WSR 14-17-097, § 478-137-050, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 66.24.380. WSR 14-13-079, § 478-137-050, filed 6/16/14, effective 7/17/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 06-13-022, § 478-137-050, filed 6/13/06, effective 8/1/06.]