The policy on Campus Use of University Facilities (CUUF) is intended to prevent interference and material and substantial disruption of University functions or activities, promote safety, protect University property and to facilitate scheduling and management of University Facilities and/or Outdoor Spaces.
The University is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge through a free exchange of ideas and this shall be a pivotal principle in determining whether a proposed use of University Facilities and/or Outdoor Space is appropriate. The intent of this policy is to prevent interference and material and substantial disruption of University functions or activities, promote safety, protect University property and to facilitate scheduling and management of University Facilities and/or Outdoor Spaces. The sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, and phrases of this policy are severable. If any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, section, or regulation of this policy is declared invalid or no longer current by the UCB Chancellor, Board of Regents, or any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity does not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, sections, or regulations under this policy.
The Facilities and Outdoor Spaces of the University of Colorado Boulder are primarily for use by its students and University Departments for activities and programs that are directly related to the basic educational, cultural, recreational, and on-campus organizational activities. The use of University Facilities and Outdoor Spaces by users other than a University Department, Organization recognized as a student organization by the Student Organizations Finance Office, and enrolled University students shall be as otherwise authorized herein or by other University policy or procedure.
Prior uses or practices regarding Facilities and Outdoor Spaces are hereby revoked and superseded by this Policy as of the effective date of this Policy.
Any Facility or Outdoor Space or portion of either that has been designated a Special Event Zone is a non-public forum for the duration of the Special Event Zone.
Facilities and Outdoor Spaces shall be scheduled according to the following priorities:
Special Use Facilities and Special Use Outdoor Spaces may establish their own scheduling priorities.
The Chancellor or the Department of Public Safety, in consultation with the Chancellor, may override usage and scheduling in any General Use Facility/Outdoor Space and/or any Special Use Facility/Outdoor Space for purposes related to the response, protection, or management of criminal investigations; critical incidents; unplanned events which may have an impact on University operations; or scheduled events (including athletic events) which involve dedicated emergency resources.
In recognition of the role of the Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court in the expression of ideas on the campus, the area of the Fountain Court (“Fountain Court Speech Area”) found add at https://colorado.edu/node/478605/attachment may be used by the public for discussion or public expression without scheduling between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm except unscheduled uses may not take place during the period between the last day of classes and the last day of final exams of each term. If the entire Fountain Court Speech Area has been reserved or otherwise unavailable, unscheduled use as provided herein may take place on the UMC Plaza. (see https://www.colorado.edu/node/2982101/attachment)
Applicants for Non-Academic Use of University Facilities and Outdoor Spaces shall submit a completed Event Management Form found at http://umc.colorado.edu/events/scheduling/additionalresources to the Non-Academic Scheduling Planner (“NASP”) at least ten (10) business days in advance of the planned Event. The application will be approved or denied no later than three business days before the Event.
Effective date: August 15, 2012
Original date: October 12, 2006
Approved by: Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor
Author: Campus Use of University Facilities Committee ("CUUF" Committee)