American University recognizes the need for advertising to effectively promote its offerings of educational opportunities, co-curricular activities, cultural events, recreational services, athletic competitions, and employment opportunities to its constituencies. All advertisements must follow the General Regulations on Posting Materials to help set out conditions and procedures to advertise on-campus in an attractive and orderly manner, when applicable. The University Center provides several different methods to University departments and student organizations for the purpose of publicizing their events and activities to the general public.
NOTICE: The University Center's Advertising Policies are currently under revision as of 11/18/2015 - updates to policy should be completed soon. Please contact the office directly for any questions regarding advertising. (202) 885-3939 or UC@american.edu
General Posting Boards
The University Center has two open posting boards for events and programs: one in the Butler Pavilion 3rd floor elevator lobby and one inside the Mary Graydon Center Tavern. The University Center will monitor these boards daily removing out-of-date or improper materials. All postings should meet the following criteria: Must be an event or program targeting AU students, faculty, or staff; Single occurrence events or monthly programming calendars with host contact information, date, time, and location specified; and be 11"x17" or smaller.
Lobby Display Cases
Located in the Mary Graydon Center 1st floor lounge, display case spaces can be reserved through University Event Scheduling. Any information that is displayed or publicized must pertain to an event or a University organization. For use of the Lobby display cases please bring your advertisement to the University Center office in MGC 271 or email email@example.com
Elevator Display Cases
The University Center has three elevator display cases for events and programs: one inside the Butler Pavilion elevator and two inside the Mary Graydon Center elevators. The University Center will monitor these boards daily removing out-of-date or improper materials. In order to allow for a healthy rotation of content the cases will be emptied the second and last Friday of each month. All postings should meet the following criteria:
Must be an event or program hosted by AU students, faculty, or staff; Large scale, single occurrence events with host contact information, date, time, and location specified; and must be 11"x17" or smaller. For use of the elevator display please bring advertisements to MGC 271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Tabling Informational Table spaces can be reserved through University Event Scheduling via the 25Live website. A Tabling Request must be submitted at least three business days prior to the date requested. Please include information about the event or cause that will be displayed at the table in your request. Tables can be reserved for a maximum of 3 hours per day.
The University permits chalking to be used around campus to promote student organizations, campus events, and university departments. Chalking may only be done on flat ground surfaces (not on walls) and cannot be on any part of the building (stairs included). Chalk must be a washable, the use of any spray or chemical chalk is prohibited. Groups may be charged a cleaning fee for improper use.
Banner Space The University Center coordinates banner displays relating to campus events and activities. The banners may be hung at approved locations as determined by the University Center. Student organizations must submit a signed copy of a Facilities Service Request from their advisor to the University Center. Banners can be posted on the fence of the University Parking Garage located between Bender Arena and Butler Pavilion. Please refer to the Banner Display Guidelines for more information.