This document sets out the policy for posting any notices on FIT property. “Posting” means attaching, temporarily or permanently, any information to any surface on the FIT campus other than a department-labeled bulletin board. “Campus” means all academic, office and administrative buildings and residence halls. Department-labeled bulletin boards are the responsibility of the department and any items to be posted on department bulletin boards require approval of the department. In addition to this Policy, all postings must also comply with any other applicable FIT policy; with the Student Rights and Responsibilities Manual; and with policies of FIT Residential Life.
WHO MAY POST NOTICES ON CAMPUS?
Only FIT-recognized student organizations or clubs, FIT departments, and registered FIT students, faculty and staff may post on campus.
WHAT NOTICES MAY BE POSTED ON CAMPUS?
Postings must announce or be related to specified FIT events, and must be intended for the FIT community as a whole. Every posting must contain the date, time, location, and sponsor of the event. Items announcing specific events, parties, lectures may not exceed 11” by 17”. Items announcing regularly scheduled meetings may not exceed 8.5” by 11”.
WHERE CAN NOTICES BE POSTED?
Posting is allowed only on bulletin boards and in glass cases mounted across the FIT campus. Items may not be posted on other surfaces (walls, doors, windows, etc.) and will be removed and discarded. Only one posting for any event is allowed on any one board. Posting over other items is not permitted. Any item posted over another item, whether or not it obscures the item underneath, may be removed and discarded.
WHEN MAY NOTICES BE POSTED?
No posting may remain up beyond the date of the event in the posting. The group which posted the item is responsible for removing every posting immediately after the date. An individual or organization which fails to remove outdated postings may be denied permission to post in the future. Outdated postings may be removed and discarded.
WHAT APPROVAL IS REQUIRED BEFORE A NOTICE MAY BE POSTED?
Prior to posting, all items must be approved and stamped by the Residential Life Office for posting in an FIT Residence Hall or by the Department of Student Life for posting anywhere in an FIT non-residence hall building.
VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY
Postings that do not comply with this policy may be removed and discarded. Any student who posts unapproved items will be subject to discipline, including judicial action through the Residential Life Office or the Department of Student Life, and may be denied permission to post in the future.
EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY
Exceptions to this policy may be made only by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success.
Policy for Club Dismissal
The Fashion Institute of Technology Student Association (FITSA) Student Council, which grants recognition to clubs, also has the power to withdraw recognition.
Should any club violate FITSA’s club rules and policies as outlined in the FITSA Constitution, or violate FIT’s Code of Conduct, the club will be subject to the following procedure:
- First violation: A verbal warning will be issued through the club advisor to the club president by the director of Student Life and the FITSA first vice president.
- Second violation: A written warning placing the club on six months probation will be issued through the club advisor to the club president by the director of Student Life and the FITSA first vice president. The club in question should use this probationary period to evaluate and correct the problem(s) resulting in their probationary status. If the probationary period is completed without incident, the club will remain in good standing with FITSA.
- Third violation: Should a third violation occur during the probationary period all club activities will be suspended and all funds will be frozen pending a hearing before the Judicial Council of the Student Affairs Committee.
At the hearing, the Judicial Council of the Student Affairs Committee will make a recommendation to the Student Council as to what action should be taken.