17.04 / Displays and Notices
The Rhatigan Student Center offers several facilities by which groups
organizations may make themselves and/or their events known. There
are designated areas to post notices, permanent display cases, and
areas where tables can be set up, all located in high-traffic common
on the main floor of the Rhatigan Student Center. Dining Services
may authorize the use of table tents within their facilities. The
following policies state who may use the facilities, what limitations
to their use, and where and how to reserve them. Any departure
these policies must be approved in advance by the Director of the
The Rhatigan Student Center display case, located on the first floor
across from the bulletin boards, and the Copperfield's display case,
located on the first floor at the northwest end of the Rhatigan Student
Center, are a service provided by the Rhatigan Student Center for
organizations, and departments of Wichita State University to promote
activities and/or recruit membership. Reservation of these cases
is handled in the Activities Office, second floor, Room 219, northwest
corner, Rhatigan Student Center, according to the following guidelines:
The Rhatigan Student Center and Copperfield's display cases can be used
by any registered Wichita State University organization or department
Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Reservations of either case is limited to a one-week period of time,
and ending Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Due to a high demand for use of the cases, each group can only reserve
each case once during each semester.
To reserve a display date, the name of the group, a contact name,
number, and address must be provided.
Cancellations should be made at least two weeks in advance.
The display cases are to be used exclusively by WSU organizations and
departments. Exceptions require approval by Activities Office personnel.
Display Case Details:
The display must be put up during regular working hours - 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All displays must be removed by 10:00 a.m. of the Monday following the
display week. If a display is not taken down by this time,
Office personnel reserve the right to remove the display for the next
group. The Activities Office cannot assume responsibility for damage or
while taking down or storing the display items.
Keys to the display cases may be checked out by leaving a Shocker Card
with the Activities Office. Keys must be returned immediately
any exhibit is put up or taken down. Keys cannot be checked out
The case does not come with accessories. Groups must provide
own display materials and accessories.
No audio-visual equipment can be used in the display case, including,
not limited to, video tape players, slide projectors, and televisions,
without prior approval. Only the Copperfield's case has an
Nails, screws, or any materials causing permanent marring of the
cases are not to be used. Peel-off stickers are not to be applied
to any part of the case. No materials should be placed on the
of the case.
Dimensions of the cases are as follows: Copperfield's - 52" high
x 57" wide x 18" deep; Rhatigan Student Center case - 52" high x
89" wide x 21" deep (each side).
For larger displays, groups may reserve both sides of the Rhatigan
Center case across from the bulletin boards.
The display cases cannot be used to promote, advertise, or otherwise
an illegal activity or violation of any Wichita State University policy.
All materials in the case must be written in and/or translated to the
Any group using the display case must identify the display as being
by their organization/department, and include a telephone number for
information. The Activities Office can provide you with a sign
the information if you request it.
If a group violates one or more of these policies, the Rhatigan Student
Center will notify the group to rectify the situation
immediately. In the event a member of the sponsoring group cannot be
Student Center reserves the right to take down the display and will
the group of the action taken. The Rhatigan Student Center
the right to deny future usage of the display cases to any group who
previously violated policies.
Posting of Notices:
The Rhatigan Student Center does not accept liability for items on
in the case.
Any damages to the display cases done by a group using the cases will
charged to the organization or department.
The bulletin board on the first floor across from the display cases
and next to the Electronic Teller Machine (ETM) is the designated
in the Rhatigan Student Center for displaying posters and flyers. The
bulletin board is divided into sections, with each section being
for a specific subject. Each section is identified with a
sign at the top of the board. The sections are designated as
Community Information - displays notices of events
or information of local interest.
Table Usage / Merchandise Sales:
Classified - displays notices of items for sale to rent
Services - displays notices of information about services
for hire (i.e. typing services, maid services, tutoring, etc.).
Campus Organizations - displays notices about events,
or information sponsored by a campus organization.
University Departments - displays notices about events,
services, or information sponsored by a University department.
- Postings are limited to one flyer/poster per heading. The
the postings are limited to no larger than 11" X 17". Groups
place the flyer/poster under the appropriate heading on the
No flyers/posters shall be posted on the exterior of the
Center. They may not be placed on painted surfaces, glass or
walls anywhere on the interior or exterior walls of the
Center or its surrounding environs.
The bulletin board will be cleared of all flyers/posters on
of each month. The Rhatigan Student Center staff will have
of removing flyers/posters monthly as well as any
not comply with these guidelines.
Commercial businesses may not use Rhatigan Student Center
notices without prior approval from the University
located on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center,
The Rhatigan Student Center will not accept the responsibility
flyers/posters taken or removed from the bulletin board.
Flyers/posters or table tents may be placed in dining areas in
Student Center only with prior approval from the University
Director and the Rhatigan Student Center Marketing Manager.
During Student Government Association elections, each
up to three flyers/posters around the Rhatigan Student Center
on brick walls only. Tape may not be used on any walls.
must be removed the day following the election.
Permission for exceptions to any of the above policies must be
in writing to the University Reservations Office.
Tables available for distributing information and/or merchandise sales
in the Rhatigan Student Center are reserved through the University
Office, located on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center,
978-3475. The following guidelines apply:
Tables available for scheduling are located on the first floor of the
Student Center. There are four stationary locations which are
on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Groups who are not recognized or sponsored will be charged a daily
fee. This fee must be paid by cash, certified check, or money
two business days prior to the scheduled date. Tables will not be
set up if the rental charges have not been paid prior to the scheduled
date. Groups who reserve a table but do not honor their
will forfeit any moneys paid. Cancellations must be made at least
two business days in advance.
There is no rental charge for table usage to distribute literature, to
SGA recognized organizations, Wichita State University departments, or
groups sponsored by either.
Signage may be hung from the tables with masking tape only. Nothing
may be affixed to brick, vinyl, glass, or painted walls with tape,
or thumbtacks. Signage may be hung with string on brick walls
A person affiliated with the sponsoring organization must be at the
at all times in order that they may answer questions, etc. These
persons must stay behind the table.
Hawking, defined as "advertising or peddling by shouting", is not
All items must be removed from the table by the sponsoring organization
at the end of each day. Cleaning up of the area is the
of the sponsoring organization.
Groups reserving table space must identify the table as being sponsored
by their organization. A sign for the table must be provided by
Groups wishing to use any type of electronic equipment must have
of the University Reservations Office prior to its use. In the
that extension cords are needed, groups are responsible for providing
own, subject to approval by the University Reservations Office.
Secured facilities for items to be stored overnight are available upon
request, at an additional charge. However, the Rhatigan Student
cannot be held liable for the damages to or loss of such items due to
riots, acts of God, or other legitimate conditions beyond its control.
The sponsoring organization agrees to display or make available all
and guarantee policies.
The Rhatigan Student Center reserves the right to schedule sales of
or like items on the same day.
The sponsoring organization is responsible for all loading and
of products to be sold. The Rhatigan Student Center cannot
Certain types of promotional activities/merchandise sales are not
in the Rhatigan Student Center. They include, but are not limited
Food sales of any kind.
Sales of items with copyrighted Wichita State University logos.
Sales that require people to pay in advance and receive their
at a later date.
Services and/or sales of items that conflict with services and/or
already being provided and/or sold by the Rhatigan Student Center,
State University, and/or University Dining Services.
Any items given away by the sponsoring organization must not conflict
items sold or given away by the Rhatigan Student Center. Approval
of items may be obtained through the University Reservations
Office. Certain items to be given away may be available through the
Bookstore or University Dining Services for purchase by the sponsoring
Sponsoring organizations who are soliciting credit card applications
obtain approval from the University Reservations Office for the types
credit cards to be promoted.
Any deviation from the above policies must be approved by the
Reservations Office. Request for exceptions should be submitted
writing to the Reservations Manager.
The Rhatigan Student Center and/or Wichita State University are not
for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property or merchandise. In
consideration for use of Rhatigan Student Center facilities, the group
waives any claim for damages or injury which may arise.
May 10, 2001