PDFWAC 504-35-010

Use of university facilities—General policy and purpose.

Washington State University is an educational institution provided and maintained by the people of the state of Washington in order to carry out its broad missions of teaching, research, and public service. A state agency is under no obligation to make its public facilities available to the community for private purposes, and the university generally reserves its facilities, buildings, and grounds for its mission-related activities, including: Instruction, research, public assembly, student activities, and recreational activities related to education. However, the university makes facilities available for a variety of uses which are of benefit to the general public under the conditions set forth in these regulations if such general uses substantially relate to, and do not interfere with, university missions.
The purpose of these regulations is to establish procedures and reasonable controls for the use of university facilities by individuals and entities other than the university itself, including university employees, students, and registered student organizations, as well as individuals and groups that are not related to or affiliated with the university.
In reviewing conflicting requests to use university facilities, primary consideration is given to activities specifically related to the university's mission. Additionally, no use will be allowed that may interfere with, or operate to the detriment of, the university's own teaching or public service programs. Additionally, reasonable conditions may be imposed to regulate the timeliness of requests, to determine the appropriateness of space assigned, time of use, and to ensure the proper maintenance of the facilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. WSR 08-24-026, § 504-35-010, filed 11/24/08, effective 12/25/08.]