In order to promote UH campus activities, events, and organizations, Student Housing & Residential Life has set forth the following guidelines to monitor the distribution of information to residents. The purpose of this posting/advertising community expectation is to ensure the wise use of available space, balancing the need for effective and orderly promotion, maintenance of facilities, and prevention of littering. Student Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to deny any request that is deemed to contain material inconsistent with the educational mission of the University and/or Student Housing & Residential Life. This may include, but is not limited to, material or posting/advertising containing references (explicit or implied) to alcohol or other drugs. For questions regarding this expectation, please contact Jeanette Miller at 713.743.1494.
General Advertising Expectations:
1. Materials may not include advertising for personal or commercial benefit. Any sort of advertising or soliciting of a service or product is also prohibited.
2. Individuals, residential communities, and/or student organizations may be held financially responsible for repairing damages, painting costs, and general maintenance related to improper posting or the removal of posted materials.
3. Any materials from outside organizations or community groups that are co-sponsored with a student organization must have that co-sponsorship listed on the advertising for approval.
4. Distribution of handbills/door hangers or leaving unapproved items in the Halls is prohibited.
5. Materials may not be posted in any unauthorized location, including doors, light posts, trees, building windows, car windshields, etc.; or over previously posted materials.
6. Materials should have the name of the sponsoring organization(s) on the advertisement and contact information for questions about the event.
7. Materials should include an ADA Statement such as, “Persons with disabilities who desire accommodations should contact (name or office) at (phone number) by (date).” Or “Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling (name or office) at (phone# number) by (date).”
8. All materials not conforming to these guidelines shall be removed and all material shall be removed upon its outdating. Failure by a student organization to comply with items listed within this standard may result in suspension of posting privileges. Continuing to post while privileges are revoked may result in referral to the Dean of Students office.
Types of Advertising:
1. Paper Flyers/Posters
a. Posting is permitted in designated areas only and will be done so by Student Housing & Residential Life staff members. All items posted in residence halls must be approved.
b. Approved materials given to Student Housing & Residential Life via the Main Housing Office in Cougar Village II, a minimum of ten (10) days prior to the event, will be distributed to Resident Advisors, who will post the information. Materials may be accepted closer to the event date with the knowledge that the posting process takes up to 3 days.
i. For questions about flyer distribution and Connie Lowe at 713.743.6000
c. All flyers and posters will be removed within 24 hours of the advertised event.
d. Maximum Flyer Quantities to be approved:
1. Cougar Village I (floors 2-4): 19
2. Cougar Village I (floors 5-7): 19
3. Cougar Village II (floors 2-4): 19
4. Cougar Village II (floors 5-7): 19
5. Moody Towers: 4
6. Bayou Oaks: 23
7. University Lofts: 15
8. Cougar Place: 3
e. Flyers must be divided and labeled as indicated above by the organization requesting their flyers be posted.
2. Digital Displays
a. Flat screen TVs located in and around the residence halls can display information about resources and events from other departments within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Advertising materials for this medium must be given to the Marketing Manager, Teeba Rose at tgrose@Central.UH.EDU a minimum of 10 days prior to an event to ensure timely posting and must be a 1920x1440 jpeg file.
a. 1 Banner per community may be approved by the building coordinator (RLC) in each community.
i. Contact information can be found http://www.uh.edu/housing/about/contact-us/
b. In case of shortage of banner space, priority and a removal date will be decided by RLC staff in the community.
c. Student Housing & Residential Life assumes no responsibility for the removal of, or damage to, any banners posted on Student Housing & Residential Life property.
d. The University may remove and discard any unapproved or past-due banners.
Updated June 2019