UT Austin
General Info
1999-2000

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
Admission

CHAPTER 3
Registration, Fees, and Deposits

CHAPTER 4
Academic Policies and Procedures

CHAPTER 5
Student Affairs

CHAPTER 6
Libraries and Other Academic Resources

CHAPTER 7
Ex-Students' Association

APPENDIXES

STATISTICAL
SUMMARIES




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 Appendix C
 Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities
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Chapter 10.  Use of University Facilities

Subchapter 10-100.  General Provisions

Sec. 10-101.  Purpose and Application

  1. The university permits the orderly use of its property, buildings, or facilities, as provided in this subchapter, to further the educational process. The university does not endorse any statement or activity that does not represent official university action.
  2. This chapter regulates the reservation of university facilities; the distribution of petitions, handbills, and literature; the posting of signs;the installation of booths; public demonstrations; public performances and exhibitions; and fund-raising or solicitation.[11] It does not apply to property occupied by the Texas Union.
  3. No person shall be permitted to use university property, buildings, or facilities to engage in speech either orally or in writing or otheractivities that are directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and are likely to incite or produce such action.
  4. No person, organization, group, association, or corporation may use property, buildings, or facilities owned or controlled by the university or the University of Texas System for any purpose other than in the course of the regular mission of the university or the System unless authorized by the Regents' Rules. Any authorized use must be conducted in compliance with the provisions of the Regents' Rules, the approved rules and regulations of the university, andapplicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Sec. 10-102.  Definitions

In this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning,

  1. "authorized representative" means a person designated to represent an organization as required in subsection 6-304(a);
  2. "dean" means the dean of students or the dean's delegate or representative;
  3. "organization" means a student group holding a valid registration;
  4. "president" means the president of the University of Texas at Austin;
  5. "student" means a person currently enrolled in residence at the university, or who is accepted for admission or readmission to the university, or who has been enrolled at the university in a prior semester or summer session and is eligible to continue enrollment in the semester or summer session that immediately follows, or who is attending an educational program sponsored by the university while that person is on campus;
  6. "university" means the University of Texas at Austin;
  7. "university facility" means a classroom, auditorium, residence hall, other building, property, or outdoor area owned or controlled by the university;
  8. "vice president" means the vice president for student affairs; and
  9. "weekday" means Monday through Friday except for official university holidays; "day" means calendar day.

Subchapter 10-200.  Reservation of a University Facility

Sec. 10-201.  Permission to Use[12]

  1. An organization may apply to reserve the use of a university facility for purposes permitted by the Regents' Rules. Before using the university facility, the organization must obtain permission from the appropriate official described in subsection (b).
  2. An organization shall apply to the dean for permission to reserve the use of a university facility, except as provided in section 10-307.
  3. Student Government and organizations may not reserve or use property, buildings, or facilities owned or controlled by the university or the University of Texas System for the purpose of engaging in any project or program with any association, organization, or corporation, or any individual or group of individuals that are not registered.[13]

Sec. 10-202.  Application

  1. Except as provided in subsection (b) or subchapter 10-300, an organization wishing to reserve the use of a university facility may apply in person or in writing. The application shall contain
    1. the applicant's name;
    2. the location of the university facility desired and the date and time of the proposed use;
    3. the approximate number of persons expected to use the university facility;
    4. the proposed use of the university facility;
    5. a statement that the proposed use will not include nonpermissible solicitation;
    6. a statement that the proposed use will not include a nonregistered group or individual or group of individuals; and
    7. a statement that the proposed use will not include nonpermissible fund-raising or other solicitation.
  2. An organization may reserve the use of a university facility to hear a speaker who is not a student or faculty or staff member by applying in writing to the dean for permission at least forty-eight hours before the time the event is scheduled to take place.[14] In addition to the information required by subsection (a), the application shall contain
    1. the speaker's name and the general topic of the speech; and
    2. a statement as to whether or not the speaker will entertain questions from the audience following the speech.

Sec. 10-203.  Consideration of Application

  1. The dean shall approve an application properly made under section 10-202 unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that
    1. the university facility requested is unavailable, inadequate, or inappropriate to accommodate the proposed use at the time requested;
    2. the applicant is under a disciplinary penalty prohibiting reserving the use of a university facility;
    3. the proposed use includes nonpermissible fund-raising or other solicitation;[15]
    4. the proposed use would constitute an immediate and actual danger to university students, faculty, or staff, or to the peace or security of the university that available law enforcement officials could not control with reasonable effort;
    5. the applicant owes a monetary debt to the university and the debt is considered delinquent by the crediting agency;[16]
    6. the proposed activities would disrupt or disturb the regular academic and institutional programs, or other approved activities, or wouldresult in damage to or defacement of property; or
    7. the proposed project, program, or activity would involve a nonregistered group or individual or group of individuals.
  2. If the dean does not approve an application under subsection (a), upon request he or she shall give the applicant a written statement of the grounds for refusal within one weekday.

Sec. 10-204.  Regulations Applicable to a University Facility

  1. Pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System by the Texas Education Code and in order to protect the safety and welfare of students, employees, and other participants in the programs and activities of the university and the University of Texas System, and to protect the property of the university and the University of Texas System, it is hereby declared that it shall be unlawful for any person on any property or in a building or facility owned or controlled by the university or the University of Texas System to refuse to identify himself or herself to an institutional representative in response to a request. For the purpose of this subsection, a person identifies himself or herself by
    1. giving his or her name and complete address substantiated by a current driver's license, voter registration card, or other official documentation; and
    2. stating truthfully whether or not he or she is a student or employee of the university or University of Texas System.
  2. For the purpose of subsection (a), an "institutional representative" is
    1. any member of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, or the Executive Secretary to the Board;
    2. any executive officer or administrative officer of the University of Texas System;
    3. any administrative officer of the university;
    4. any attorney of the university or University of Texas System;
    5. any peace officer or security officer of the university or University of Texas System acting pursuant to authority of Texas law.
  3. Any person who refuses to identify himself or herself in accordance with subsection (a) may be convicted of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $200.
  4. Any student, faculty member, or staff member who refuses to identify himself or herself in accordance with subsection (a) is subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion by the university in the case of a student.[17]

Sec. 10-205.  Use of Alcoholic Beverages

The use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on property and in buildings and facilities owned or controlled by the university or University of Texas System. However, the chief administrative officer of the university or the System may waive this prohibition with respect to any specific event sponsored by the university or University of Texas System. Meetings or events organized and presented by registered faculty, staff, or student organizations are not events sponsored by the university or University of Texas System. State law relating to alcoholic beverages will be strictly enforced at all times on property controlled by the System and its component institutions.[18]

Subchapter 10-300.  Student Advocacy

Sec. 10-301.  Petitions, Handbills, and Literature[19]

  1. After complying with subsection (b), a student or an organization may publicly distribute outdoors, on grounds owned or controlled by the university, one or more petitions, handbills, objects, or pieces of literature that are not obscene, libelous, or directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and are likely to incite or produce such action, or that do not contain nonpermissible solicitation. Distribution must be conducted in a way that does not interfere with free and unimpeded flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic or disturb or interfere with academic, institutional, or other approved activities.[20]
  2. Each petition, handbill, or piece of literature shall identify the student or organization distributing it.
  3. No student or organization may distribute literature by accosting individuals or by hawking or shouting. A student or organization shall clean the area around which the literature was distributed.

Sec. 10-302.  Signs

  1. In this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning, "sign" includes billboard, decal, notice, placard, poster, or banner; and "posting" is defined as any means used for displaying a sign other than carrying it by hand.
  2. Except as provided in section 10-303, a student or organization may publicly post a sign on university property.
  3. Before publicly posting a sign, the student or organization must
    1. include the name of the student or organization on each sign;
    2. place the date of posting or date of event on each sign posted.
  4. A sign may not be
    1. attached to
      1. a shrub or plant;
      2. a tree;
      3. a permanent sign installed for another purpose;
      4. a fence or chain or its supporting structure;
      5. a brick, concrete, or masonry structure;
      6. statuary, a monument, or similar structure; or
      7. cars in university lots; or
    2. posted
      1. on or adjacent to a fire hydrant;
      2. on or between a curb and a sidewalk;
      3. over another sign which has been properly posted; or
      4. in a university building, except on a bulletin board, as provided in subsection 10-304(a); or
      5. on university grounds, except on a kiosk as provided in subsection 10-304(b).
  5. A student or organization shall remove each of its signs not later than fourteen days after posting or attaching or not later than twenty-four hours after the event to which it relates has ended, whichever is earlier. At the same time, the student or organization shall clean the area around which the sign was posted.
  6. No person may remove a sign posted or attached in accordance with this section by a student or organization without permission from the dean or the student or organization.

Sec. 10-303.  Nonpermissible Signs

  1. No student or organization may post or carry a sign, placard, or banner that involves nonpermissible solicitations;[21] or contains material that is obscene,vulgar, or libelous.
  2. No student or organization shall post signs larger than 11" x 17", including banners on the West Mall, unlessauthorized by the dean, or appropriate administrative official, in accordance with specifications required by the director of the Physical Plant.
  3. No person shall carry a sign in a university building in a way that is intended to display it.

Sec. 10-304.  Bulletin Boards and Kiosks

  1. A bulletin board is under the jurisdiction of the college, school, department, or administrative office that maintains it. A student group or organization shall apply to the appropriate college, school, department, or administrative official for permission to use a bulletin board, and shall not use a bulletin board without such permission. A bulletin board may not be used for nonpermissible solicitation or for any other purpose prohibited by the rules of the Board of Regents or by university regulations.
  2. Kiosks are outdoor structures under the jurisdiction of the dean of students. Registered student organizations and university departments may post signs on kiosks, not to exceed two signs per kiosk. Signs must be placed under the elastic bands provided. Any sign attached by other means such as tape, staples, or thumbtacks, will be considered a nonpermissible sign and will be removed. All signs must comply with sections 10-302 and 10-303.

Sec. 10-305.  Booths[22]

  1. In this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning, "booth" means a table furnished by the university or a temporary structure installed for distributing petitions, handbills, or literature, or for displaying signs, or for other forms of expression, or for raising funds or soliciting tangible items.
  2. A student or organization may install a booth after meeting the requirements of subsections (c), (d), and (e).
  3. Before installing a booth, a student or organization must apply to the dean for permission on a form prescribed by the dean. An application under this section shall contain
    1. the applicant's name;
    2. the proposed use of the booth;
    3. the proposed location of the booth;
    4. the length of time that the booth will be installed; and
    5. the signature of the applicant or its authorized representative.
  4. The dean shall approve an application properly made under subsection (c) unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that
    1. the applicant is under a disciplinary penalty prohibiting installing a booth;
    2. the proposed location
      1. is unavailable;
      2. is an area designated by the dean as inappropriate for a booth; or
      3. unreasonably obstructs pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
    3. the booth does not meet fire, health, or safety standards;
    4. the booth will be used for nonpermissible fund-raising or other solicitation;[23]
    5. the booth will be used for purposes that would involve a nonregistered group or individual or group of individuals;
    6. the booth will be used for the distribution of material that is obscene, vulgar, or libelous;
    7. the booth will be staffed by a person who is not a University of Texas at Austin student, faculty member, or staff member; or
    8. the booth would disrupt or disturb the regular academic and institutional program, or other approved activities, or would result in damage to or defacement of property.
  5. The booth shall identify the student or organizational sponsor.
  6. The booth permit shall be valid for not more than fourteen calendar days, after which a new application shall be required. The area around the booth shall be cleaned on a daily basis. With prior approval, booths will be permitted overnight.
  7. No student or organization may operate a booth for the purpose of distributing, soliciting, or selling by accosting individuals or by hawking or shouting.
  8. Organizations assume full responsibility for their booths or temporary structures, including all injuries or hazards that may arise from their presence on the campus. The university is not liable for damage that may occur to booths or temporary structures.
  9. If the dean refuses an application under subsection (d), upon request the applicant shall be given a written statement of the grounds for refusal within one weekday.

Sec. 10-306.  Public Demonstrations

  1. A student or organization may publicly assemble or demonstrate in a peaceful manner after obtaining the dean's permission.
  2. An application to assemble publicly or demonstrate shall be made on a form prescribed by the dean and shall contain
    1. the applicant's name;
    2. the proposed location, date, and time for the assembly or demonstration;
    3. the anticipated number of participants;
    4. the purpose of the assembly or demonstration; and
    5. the signature of the applicant or, if an organization, its authorized representative.
  3. The dean shall approve an application properly made under subsection (b) unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that
    1. the applicant is under a disciplinary penalty prohibiting publicly assembling or demonstrating;
    2. the proposed location is unavailable or inappropriate at the time requested;
    3. the proposed date and time are unreasonable;
    4. the assembly or demonstration would unreasonably obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
    5. the assembly or demonstration would prevent, obstruct, or unreasonably interfere with the regular academic and institutional activities, or other approved activities, of the university;
    6. the assembly or demonstration would constitute an immediate and actual danger to university students, faculty, or staff, or to the peace or security of the university that available law enforcement officials could not control with reasonable effort; or
    7. the assembly or demonstration would constitute an unauthorized joint sponsorship.
  4. If an application under the section is refused, upon request the dean shall give the applicant a written statement of the grounds for refusal within one weekday.

Sec. 10-307.  Use of Designated Areas

  1. The freedoms of speech and assembly are basic and essential to intellectual development. However, these activities are subject to the well-established right of colleges and universities to regulate time, place, and manner so that the activities do not intrude upon or interfere with the academic programs and administrative processes of the university. The university may designate one or more appropriate areas on the campus where students may assemble and engage in speech activities without prior administrative approval. In other areas on the campus, all speech and assembly activities must be conducted in accordance with institutional rules.[24]
  2. A student or organization may use an area designated under subsection (a)
    1. for public discussion without prior permission under section 10-201; and
    2. for peaceful public assembly or demonstration without prior permission under section 10-306.
  3. Public assembly, discussion, or demonstration exercised in accordance with subsection (b)(1) or (b)(2) shall not disturb or interfere with a program, event, or activity approved by the dean prior to the public assembly, discussion, or demonstration, and shall not unreasonably disturb or interfere with normal operations and activities of the university. Use of the designated area shall not include activities which would constitute nonpermissible solicitation or involve a nonregistered group or individual or group of individuals.

Subchapter 10-400.  Public Performances and Exhibitions

Sec. 10-401.  Sponsorship

Only an organization may present a public performance or public exhibition that utilizes a university facility.

Sec. 10-402.  Application

  1. Before an organization may advertise or present a public performance, it must apply to the dean for permission on a form prescribed by the dean. The application shall be combined with applications to reserve the use of a university facility under subchapter 10-200 and to solicit under subchapter 10-500.
  2. An application under subsection (a) shall contain
    1. the name of the organization;
    2. a description of the proposed public performance;
    3. the approximate number of persons expected to attend the proposed performance;
    4. the proposed location, date, and time for the performance; and
    5. the signature of an authorized representative of the organization.
  3. The dean shall approve an application properly made under subsections (a) and (b) unless
    1. the request to reserve the use of a university facility is not approved under section 10-203; or
    2. the proposed fund-raising or other solicitation does not comply with subchapter 10-500.

Subchapter 10-500.  Solicitation

Sec. 10-501.  Permissible Solicitation[25]

  1. As used in this section, the term "solicitation" means the sale, lease, rental, or offer for sale, lease, or rental of any property, product, merchandise, publication, or service, whether for immediate or future delivery; an oral statement or the distribution of printed material, merchandise, or products that is designed to encourage the purchase, use, or rental of any property, product, merchandise, publication, or service; the oral or written appeal or request to support or join an organization other than a registered student, faculty, or staff organization; the receipt of or request for any gift or contribution; or the request to support or oppose or to vote for or against a candidate, issue, or proposition appearing on the ballot at any election held pursuant to state or federal law or local ordinances.
  2. No solicitation shall be conducted on any property, street, or sidewalk, or in any building, structure, or facility owned or controlled by the university or the University of Texas System unless permitted by the Regents' Rules. The following activities shall not be deemed solicitations prohibited by this subsection when conducted in accordance with the approved rules and regulations of the university and the University of Texas System and in a manner that does not disturb or interfere with the academic programs or administrative activities of the university or the University of Texas System or any program or activity that is conducted by or is authorized by the university or University of Texas System; does not interfere with entry to or exit from a building, structure, or facility; does not interfere with the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on sidewalks or streets or at places of ingress and egress to and from property, buildings, or facilities; does not harass, embarrass, or intimidate the person or persons being solicited; and does not violate applicable state, federal, or local law or regulation:
    1. the distribution, sale, or offer for sale of a newspaper, magazine, or other publication by means of an unattended rack or vending machine in areas designated in advance by the chief administrative officer of the university or the University of Texas System or their delegates for the conduct of such activity;
    2. the sale or offer for sale of food, drink, or any other product that may be lawfully sold by means of a vending machine that is operated by the University or the University of Texas System, or a subcontractor of either under an approved written agreement, in an area designated in advance by the chief administrative officer of the university or the University of Texas System or their delegates for the conduct of such activity;
    3. the sale or offer for sale by the university or the University of Texas System or a subcontractor of either, under an approved written agreement, of any publication of the university or the University of Texas System or of any book or other printed material to be used in the regular academic work of the university;
    4. any service or service facility for the convenience of the students, staff, faculty, or bona fide visitors that is operated or maintained by the university or the University of Texas System or by a subcontractor or lessee of either under an approved written agreement, including but not limited to: any bookstore, specialty store, laundry, pharmacy, cafeteria or food service, child care facility (limited to children or bona fide dependents of students, staff, or faculty), a state or federal credit union (with membership limited primarily to students, faculty, and staff of the institution and other area institutions of higher education; other component institutions and the University of Texas System; and officers and employees of organizations closely related to the university's educational mission such as officially recognized alumni associations and cooperative bookstores), private post office boxes under an approved written agreement that limits the use to students, faculty, and staff of the university, automatic teller machines and drop boxes for express delivery services that are located and maintained under an approved written agreement that prohibits advertising the location of the automatic teller machines or drop boxes to the general public, or a travel agency under an approved written agreement that limits the use primarily to students, faculty, and staff of the university and prohibits advertising the institutional location of the travel agency to the general public;
    5. the sale or offer for sale by the university or University of Texas System, or a subcontractor of either, under an approved written agreement, of food, drink, souvenirs, novelty items and programs at athletic contests or other programs or events sponsored or authorized by the university or the University of Texas System;
    6. the collection of contributions or the sale of merchandise, food, or nonalcoholic beverages by the Student Government or by a registered student, faculty, or staff organization. The Student Government or a registered student, faculty, or staff organization may not conduct such solicitation activities on behalf of or for the benefit of any individual, association, organization, corporation, or group of individuals that is not registered as a student, faculty, or staff organization or that is not otherwise qualified under the criteria of item (9) of section 10-501(b) to conduct solicitation.
    7. the collection of membership fees or dues by registered student, faculty, or staff organizations at meetings of such organizations scheduled in accordance with the facilities use regulations of the university;
    8. the collection of admission fees for the exhibition of movies or for other programs that are sponsored or presented by the university or the University of Texas System or, if permitted by and scheduled in accordance with the approved rules and regulations of the university, by the Student Government or by a registered student, faculty, or staff organization;
    9. solicitation of funds by any organization that can present to the chief administrative officer of the university or the University of Texas System, or their delegates, written evidence from the Internal Revenue Service that the organization has been granted an exemption from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) (Internal Revenue Code). Such solicitation must be conducted in an area(s) designated for that purpose by the chief administrative officer or his or her delegate. Persons soliciting on behalf of an organization must have credentials identifying them as authorized agents of the organization. Permission to solicit shall not be used by the organization as an endorsement by the university or the University of Texas System. No organization may solicit under this subdivision for more than a total of fourteen days, whether continuous or intermittent, during each fiscal year.
    10. occasional sales or offers for sale of goods or services that comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and are conducted solely for the resident(s) of an individual university residence hall room or an individual apartment when a resident of such room or apartment has given specific invitation in advance for salespersons to come to the individual residence hall room or an individual apartment for that purpose. This exception does not authorize sales nor offers for sale of goods or services within a university residence hall room or apartment by the occupant, door-to-door sales, or offers for sale of goods or services to persons who are present in an individual residence hall room or apartment but are not residents of such room or apartment.
    11. the acknowledgment of a sponsor of an athletic event or an advertisement announced over a public address system, displayed on a scoreboard or electronic message center or displayed by other means in athletic facilities at locations designated for that purpose pursuant to an approved policy of the university;
    12. advertising displayed on an outdoor electronic marquee or message center owned and operated by the university or the University of TexasSystem;
    13. advertising and merchandise displayed at an athletic tournament that is sanctioned by the official national or international organization for such athletic competitions, provided the advertising and merchandise is required to be displayed according to contractual agreement(s) between such organization and one or more sponsors and the contracts were in effect prior to the date the university was selected as the site for the tournament;
    14. the sale or offer for sale by a registered student organization of charitable raffle tickets on behalf of an organization that is authorized to conduct a charitable raffle under the provisions of Article 1798, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes;
    15. the display and demonstration by manufacturers and distributors of personal computer hardware and software suitable for use by students and faculty in the academic programs of the university and the presentation of information and demonstrations related to remote networks for personal computers by entities that provide access to such networks. These activities may be conducted once each academic year upon invitation by the chief administrative officer of the university or his or her delegate and must be limited to the time and place designated by and under guidelines specified and controlled by the university. A manufacturer or distributor of personal computer hardware or software or an entity that provides access to remote networks for personal computers may not make sales or take orders.
    16. the distribution or presentation to officers and employees of the university and the University of Texas System of material related to health benefit plans, life insurance, tax sheltered annuities, retirement plans or programs, or other benefits that are available to such officers and employees through employee benefit plans or programs offered by or approved by the University of Texas System. Such material may be distributed or presented only at the Office of Human Resources of the university or the University of Texas System or at meetings scheduled for that purpose pursuant to guidelines established by the University of Texas System Office of Human Resources.
    17. solicitation by the officers or employees of the university or the University of Texas System acting in the course and scope of their authority.
    18. the distribution, at no cost, by Student Government or a registered student, faculty, or staff organization of a newspaper, magazine, or other publication that contains paid advertising and is published by such organization at its sole expense.
    19. the display and distribution of printed material from tables or booths by providers of services that are commonly utilized by students, faculty, and staff of the university, such as financial institutions, long-distance telephone carriers, utilities, housing locators, printers and duplicators, tutors, or employment agencies. Such activities may be authorized during two one-day periods designated by the university each academic year. The number of providers participating will be determined by the university. The activities of a provider must be limited to the time and place designated by the university and must be conducted in compliance with section 10-501 and other guidelines specified by the university. A provider may not make sales of or take orders for services. The university shall charge an appropriate fee for the privilege of conducting such activities. Any provider who has violated a provision of the Regents' Rules or the rules and regulations of the university during the twelve-month period preceding a day designated by the university for activities authorized by this section shall not be permitted to participate in such activities.
    20. The university may designate a reasonable number of areas immediately adjacent to the exterior of a facility used for intercollegiate athletic events and may authorize such areas to be used for the display of motor-propelled vehicles and for the location of booths, tables, or kiosks to be used for the display and distribution of free samples of merchandise, and for the display and distribution of printed material related to merchandise, products, or services. Such activities may be authorized only on the date that an intercollegiate athletic event or promotional activity takes place in the facility. All persons engaged in or associated with such displays and distributions must conduct those activities in compliance with section 10-501 and with other guidelines specified by the university. Such persons may not make sales of or take orders for such vehicles, merchandise, products, or services. The university shall charge an appropriate fee for the privilege of using such areas. If persons engaged in such activities violate the Regents' Rules or the rules and regulations of the university, such persons and any entity that they are acting for shall not be permitted to engage in activities under this section for a twelve-month period.
    21. the request to support or to vote for or against a candidate for an elective position or office or for or against a proposition on a ballot at an election held pursuant to the approved constitution, bylaws, or election code of the Student Government or held pursuant to the approved rules, regulations, or policies of the university when such request is made by a duly qualified candidate for an office or position to be filled at such election; by a registered student, faculty, or staff organization; or by a student, faculty member, or staff member. Persons or organizations must conduct such activities in compliance with section 10-501; with the time, place, and manner regulations of the university; with the provisions of the constitution, bylaws, election code, rules, regulations, or policies authorizing the election; and may not use any equipment, supplies, or services of the university. No faculty member, staff member, or student employee may engage in such activities during any period that he or she is being paid to perform duties for the university. No registered student, faculty, or staff organization that receives state funds from any source may engage in such activities.
    22. the request to support or to vote for or against a candidate for an elective position or office or for or against a proposition on a ballot at an election held pursuant to federal, state, or local law when such request is made by a registered student, faculty, or staff organization, or by a student, faculty member, or staff member. Persons or organizations must conduct such activities in compliance with section 10-501; with the time, place, and manner regulations of the university; with the provisions of federal, state, or local laws governing such election; and may not use any equipment, supplies, or services of the university. No faculty member, staff member, or student employee may engage in such activities during any period that he or she is being paid to perform duties for the university. No registered student, faculty, or staff organization that receives state funds from any source may engage in such activities.
  3. All permissible solicitation must be conducted in compliance with subsection 10-501(b) and the time, place, and manner regulations of the university. If, after reasonable investigation, it is determined that impermissible solicitation is being or has been conducted or that permissible solicitation is being or has been conducted in violation of the Regents' Rules or the approved rules and regulations of the university or the University of Texas System, (1) a student, a faculty member, or a staff member will be subject to such disciplinary penalty as may be appropriate, and (2) the Student Government or a registered student, faculty, or staff organization shall be prohibited from solicitation on the campus for such period or periods of time as may be appropriate. In the case of repeated violations, the registered status of the organization may be canceled or other appropriate penalties may be imposed. Any penalty or penalties must be imposed pursuant to the due process procedures of applicable Regent's Rules or approved rules and regulations of the university or the University of Texas System.
  4. Student Government and each registered organization shall, within thirty days after the beginning of each long-session semester, file with the dean, or other appropriate official, a statement fully disclosing the sources and amounts of money obtained from solicitations during the preceding semester or summer session and fully disclosing the purposes and amounts of the expenditures made during the preceding semester or summer session. Any organization failing to comply with the provisions of this paragraph shall be prohibited from solicitation activities until the organization files the required report.[26]

Sec. 10-502.  Accounting Procedure

  1. An organization shall deposit in the dean's office all money and checks received from any public or private fund-raising activity on the campus, unless such receipts are deposited in a regular university account. An authorized representative of the organization shall personally deposit all money.
  2. An organization shall make deposits weekly unless receipts exceed $50 a day, in which case it shall make deposits daily.
  3. Within thirty days after the beginning of each semester, the organization shall file with the dean a final report, signed by an authorized representative of the organization, showing total receipts and other information required by the dean about solicitation activities during the preceding semester.
  4. Authorized banking representatives must comply with all banking procedures as published by the dean of students.

Sec. 10-503.  Ticket Sales

  1. An organization shall order through the dean tickets connected with fund-raising. Each ticket shall show the purchase price and shall be prenumbered unless it reserves a specific seat for a specific performance.
  2. In accordance with section 10-502, an organization shall deposit all money and checks received from ticket sales.
  3. On or before the eleventh weekday after ticket sales end, an organization shall file in the dean's office a final report including
    1. a list bearing the name of each recipient of a complimentary ticket;
    2. all unused tickets.

Subchapter 10-600.  Appeal

Sec. 10-601.  Procedures for Appeal

  1. A student or organization aggrieved by a decision under this chapter is entitled to appeal to the vice president by giving written notice to the dean on or before the fifth weekday after the day the decision is announced. The notice is informal, but shall contain the student's or organization's name and mailing address, a concise description of the decision complained of, the student's or organization's reasons for disagreeing with the decision, and the date the decision was announced.
  2. When timely notice of appeal is received, the dean shall prepare and send to the vice president a copy of the written statement of the reason given for the dean's decision. The vice president shall provide the student or organization with an opportunity for a hearing and the person or the organization shall be notified at least one weekday before the date of the hearing.

Sec. 10-602.  Further Review by Petition

The dean, a student, or an organization may petition in writing through the vice president to the president to review the decision being appealed. The president may establish an ad hoc committee to review the appeal and make recommendations regarding it. The president reviews appeals solely at his or her discretion.




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