As recommended by the Committee on Campus Life 11/1/01
This policy was formulated in response to complaints that signs from campus groups are often removed almost immediately after they have been posted. In trying to understand why this happens, CCL became aware that there are considerable differences of opinion as to where it is appropriate to post signs, as well as the nature of what may be posted. Because of these differences of opinion, Earlham community members have sometimes felt they were justified in removing signs that students had posted. The aim of this policy is to establish criteria for posting signs in public places, so that when individuals or campus organizations follow these criteria, they can feel confident that the signs they post will not be removed prematurely.
Postings that follow the guidelines of this policy should not be removed before their designated "removal date." If signs have been posted consistent with this policy, the premature removal of those signs may be deemed to be a violation of the Principles and Practices document, and therefore may result in disciplinary action.
The content of all postings in public spaces on the Earlham College Campus should be consistent with the nature and spirit of The Earlham College Principles and Practices. All such postings (including banners) posted by members of the Earlham community should include:
As noted above, individual buildings may specify additional areas that are unavailable for general posting.