code of community responsibility

Solicitation

Sales, Collectors, and Personal Business

No person (which includes outside individuals and organizations) including Colby-Sawyer College students, faculty, or staff, including such college-recognized organizations which they may form, may distribute literature, advertise, solicit, seek donations, or make sales on campus without the express authorization of the assistant director of student activities and the vice president for development. (See “Student Organization Fund Raising” below for procedures for student fund raising.)

Solicitors or salespersons are not permitted to contact students in the residence halls for commercial purposes. All outside vendors must register with the Campus Activities Office to satisfy insurance regulations. If permission is granted, it will be subject to such limitation as the assistant director of student activities may prescribe. Colby-Sawyer College prohibits calls on employees by salespersons, collectors, or solicitors during working hours for the purpose of conducting personal business. Violators should be reported immediately to Campus Safety and/or Residential Education staff.

Commercial Sales

The assistant director of student activities may grant permission for solicitations and sales by off-campus concerns. Such permission, when granted, will be subject to such limitation as the assistant director of student activities may prescribe.

Charitable, Political, or Religious Solicitation

As a general rule, representatives of off-campus political, religious, and charitable groups will not be permitted to solicit on campus. However, representatives of such groups who are acting on behalf of candidates for public office or of political or religious organizations may obtain permission to sell or distribute their political or religious literature under the following guidelines:

  • Non-members of the college community who are acting on behalf of candidates for public office or of bona fide charitable, political, or religious organizations and who wish to seek permission to distribute and/or sell charitable, political, or religious literature.

  • The only site where charitable, political, or religious literature may be posted, sold, or distributed is in the lobby of the Ware Student Center. Entrances and exits shall not be blocked by persons soliciting or selling.

  • The sale or distribution of charitable, political, or religious literature will be limited to the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.

  • Not more than two individuals will be allowed to distribute/sell charitable, political, and religious literature at one time.

  • The sale or distribution of charitable, political, or religious material by off-campus individuals or groups will be limited to once a month on behalf of any single organization or group.

  • Colby-Sawyer College students, staff, and faculty, and their respective organizations will have preference in the use of the campus facility described above in the second bullet over off-campus individuals or groups wishing to distribute or sell literature.

  • Harassment of members of the college community or any kind of disruption of the community by those selling or distributing literature, or sale or distribution outside of the building or location for which permission has been granted, will be cause for the immediate revocation of permission for the sale or distribution of literature and immediate removal from campus grounds.

  • Permission regarding requests under these guidelines may not be granted in particular instances if it appears that any special circumstances relating to college activities may be impeded thereby, or that such permission to sell or distribute charitable, political, or religious literature may place an unacceptable burden on the college's Safety and administrative staffs.

Student Organization Fund Raising

All fund-raising by student organizations must be approved in advance by the director of campus activities. Forms are available on the club information blackboard site.


Policy revised July 2013 by the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education.

Rationale
  • Residential students should be able to expect a reasonable level of privacy and safety in the residence halls; strangers going door to door in the residence halls interfere with the living environment and cause a potential safety hazard.

  • Likewise, students, faculty, and staff deserve to be free from disruption by solicitors in their academic and co curricular activities and while they are conducting college related business.

Values
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship