Starting for the Fall 2018 Semester, all registered Johns Hopkins Student Groups will no longer have to register their flyers with the Office of Residential Life, prior to posting in the residence halls. You may post for your organizations events and programs, in the residence halls as you need, noting to continue to follow the existing policies we have set in place. Violation of one or more of the below policies will result in the removal of any advertisement/flyer and the group responsible being barred from advertising in the residence halls for up to a full academic year.
Residence hall posting policy specifies:
- Only registered student groups may place advertisements in residence halls.
- Flyer posting begins on the first day of classes each semester.
- Only 1 copy of the advertisement can be placed in the designated areas.
- Flyers are only permitted to be displayed for up to 2 weeks. They must be taken down by the organization after the event date.
- All flyers must have clear contact information displayed, (ie. email, phone number or direct social media name of the organization) and list a clear end date.
- All advertisements must be 8.5″x 11″ (letter size paper) or smaller. Larger size posters are only permitted for large-scale departmental events in student life/student affairs.
- Groups cannot advertise an event held at an establishment that is primarily a bar and advertisements cannot reference or imply alcohol consumption, unless registered appropriately. Further, approved events with alcohol should not be advertised in first year buildings.
- Advertisements must not contain material that is pornographic, harasses any individual or group on the basis of race, gender, national origin, religion or sexual orientation; contains a message of hate or a threat of violence.
- All items must be hung with blue or green painters tape and cannot be placed in appointed, finished or glass surfaces. (ie. no doors or blocking any windows)
- University staff or their designee may immediately remove posted materials that are in violation of these rules.
- Students or student groups who violate these policies are subject to disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, suspension of posting privileges, loss of other privileges, or other sanctions or corrective measures.
For the posting policy for all other campus buildings and offices, please see the Office of the Student Leadership and Involvement.
Flyer Posting Locations
The following locations are the only places we permit flyers to be posted in the residence halls:
- AMR I: Main lobby, plus 1 in the entrance to each house (7)
- AMR II: Mailroom, Main lobby board, plus 1 in the entrance to each house (10)
- AMR III Building A: 1 in the lobby entrance (1)
- AMR III Building B: 1 in the lobby entrance (1)
- Wolman: Mailroom, plus the elevator lobby bulletin boards on each floor (15)
- Charles Commons: Mailroom lobby bulletin board, plus elevator lobby on each floor (23)
- McCoy: McCoy lobby, plus the elevator lobby on each floor (7)
- Bradford: Main lobby plus the elevator lobby on each floor (10)
- Homewood: Main lobby, plus the elevator lobby on each floor (5)
Total flyers needed: 79
As a reminder, there are “open access hours” in all residence halls from 4pm-midnight every day, but outside of those hours, access is restricted to class year (meaning first years can access other first year spaces, and upperclass can access other upperclass).
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