Faculty Handbook: Facilities
4.4.A  Use of University Facilities

(Board Policy 705.1, revised December 4, 2003)

University facilities exist for the primary purpose of serving a planned and scheduled program of educational activity. At times when not required in the regularly planned educational program, university facilities may be made available for extracurricular use to colleges, departments, and other organizational units of the university; to organizations composed exclusively of faculty and staff; to organizations which exist solely for the benefit of the university; and to recognized student organizations with the approval of the faculty adviser. University facilities, under the law, cannot be made available to other organizations for their own purposes. However, when a facility is in use neither for a regularly scheduled educational activity nor for an extracurricular use by one of the university organizations listed above, the President or Chancellor is authorized to approve the use of the facility when such use serves the educational objectives of the university. It is an objective of the university to provide opportunities for university and broader communities to see and hear major leaders from throughout the state, nation, and world. Speeches and debates by or on behalf of candidates for major state or national offices may be scheduled in university facilities under arrangements which allow reasonable opportunities for opposing candidates or points of view. It must be made clear that the university neither supports nor opposes the views stated by and/or the candidacy of such individuals. See Universitywide Administrative Memorandum 715.1 for statement of principles, policies, and procedures.

Many facilities are available throughout the campus, including conference rooms, auditoriums, and meeting rooms of various kinds. Facilities are typically scheduled through the office of the dean or director responsible for the facility or building. Depending upon use, fees may be charged for some activities. See Fayetteville Policies and Procedures, 708.0 May 4, 2006 at http://vcfa.uark.edu/policies/fayetteville/fama/7080.php