039.1 Visitors to the Campus
|Created by: Pat Teague on 2/5/1999|
|Category: 0 - General Administration; 30 - Visitors|
|Current File: 039.1|
|Adoption Date: 2/25/1999|
|Reviewed for Currency: 2/25/1999|
|Replaces File: 039.1|
|Date of Origin: 5/3/1974|
|In Archive? Yes|
039.1 Visitors to the Campus
Furman University has always welcomed visitors to its campus. Access to the campus and the use of university facilities, however, are primarily for students, faculty, staff, and their families. Therefore the following policy relative to visitors has been adopted.
Visitors desiring to view the campus, attend public events, or meet with students, faculty, or staff are welcome when the gates are open. Young people below sixteen years of age must be accompanied by adults. Visitors may utilize the various university facilities in accordance with the policies specified for the facility. Since the design of the campus does not provide for on-the-street parking, visitors should use one of the various parking lots. The road encircling the lake may be utilized for parking during the summer outdoor band concerts. The university is not responsible in case of theft or damage to property or accident suffered by anyone visiting the campus and using its facilities.
1. Dependents of faculty and staff are not considered visitors, but for reasons of security and personal safety, are subject to regulations governing the use of university grounds and facilities.
2. Arrangements for groups who wish to visit the campus for less than twenty-four hours on their own initiative and have not been invited by some person or office on campus are to be handled by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations unless an overnight stay is involved, in which case arrangements are handled by the Director of Continuing Education.
3. Visitors of students, faculty, or other members of the Furman community may visit the dormitories in accordance with the regulations published in The Helmsman, the student handbook.
4. Salesmen desiring to contact students on campus must obtain written permission from the Director of University Housing.
5. Traffic regulations to provide for the safe and orderly flow of all campus traffic are applicable to all vehicles operated on the campus. Visitors will receive warning notices for violations of these regulations. Recreational cycling is permitted on the campus; team practices and doing laps on the mall are not permitted. Skateboarding and rollerblading activities on campus are limited to students, faculty, and staff and their dependents.
6. Visitors to unauthorized areas of the campus as defined by this policy will be asked to leave those areas and may be subject to a trespassing charge.
7. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs not prescribed by a physician is not permitted on campus, and visitors violating these regulations will be asked to leave the campus and be subject to legal action. Such violations may result in denial of use of university facilities.
8. Visitors are welcome on campus for the purpose of transacting business at the post office in the University Center.
9. Horses are not permitted on any part of the university property.
10. Dogs are permitted on university property only if they are under the control of a leash. Any dogs not on leashes will be picked up by Animal Control and taken to the Greenville Humane Society Animal Shelter at the owner's expense. Visitors on the campus accompanied by a dog not on a leash will be requested to place the dog on a leash or leave the campus.
11. Visitors interested in scheduling on-campus weddings should contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations for information. Most sites (e.g., chapel, rose garden, parlors in women's dorms) are restricted to use by Furman-related people, but off-campus visitors are welcome to use some sites including Hartness Pavilion.
12. University facilities are available to visitors according to the following regulations. A faculty or staff member may not invite or permit outsiders to use any university facilities other than the facility directly under his or her supervision.