Policy 31

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Political Campaigning
Policy #31


The facilities of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are open to political parties and candidates for the purpose of holding public meetings on campus, if the facilities have not been previously scheduled, are not being used for academic purposes, and are otherwise available. The use of facilities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside by political parties or candidates must be under the sponsorship of a recognized student organization, administrative office, department, or school on campus. Such public political use is strictly limited to bonafide public meetings and does not permit use of this University's facilities by political parties or candidates desiring to conduct a revenue-producing activity.

Responsible Department:
Dean of Students Office

Policy Statement:
In accordance with Chapter UWS 18.08 (9), Wisconsin Administrative Code, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside does not permit the use of buildings, windows or other university grounds or furnishings (trash cans, outdoor benches, etc.) for political advertising/campaigning or elections (campus or governmental), except as provided in the Policy on Posting Promotional Materials.

Organizations or persons violating these guidelines may be subject to penalties under Chapter UWS 18.13, Wisconsin Administrative Code.

Campaigning in Residence Halls
Campaigning in state-owned residence halls is governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code, Chapter UWS 18.11 (9). The residence hall students at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside have approved the following campaigning policy within Chapter UWS 18.11 (9):

Solicitation by political candidates in the living areas of the residence halls is prohibited. Political candidates may solicit in the lobby and basement recreational areas, or on the floor if invited by the residents of the floor. Political candidates must complete a reservation in the Office of Housing & Residence Life, and have a copy of the approved reservation on their person at the time of solicitation.

Policy Review:
The Dean of Students will initiate an annual review.  Recommendations for changes will be forwarded to the Chancellor’s Cabinet for approval no later than March 1st.


*Revised: Fall 2022

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