Canvassing shall be defined as any effort to influence student opinion, gain support, or promote a particular cause or interest, specifically excluding any solicitation or fundraising as defined by current University policy. Surveys are not considered to be canvassing for purposes of this policy.
Students, student organizations, the residence hall association, and outside interests are eligible to canvass in the residence halls.
Canvassing may occur door-to-door in individual residence hall buildings, unless restricted by a majority vote of the residents of that building, at the beginning of each academic year.
Canvassers must abide by all University rules and regulations. All violators will be subject to referral to Residence Life or the Office of Student Conduct and/or civil or criminal prosecution. Questions about canvassing should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at 814-949-5710 or [email protected].