Solicitation on Campus
No outside organization may proselytize, distribute, or sell products without direct sponsorship of a student organization recognized by the Bowdoin Student Government or an administrative office.
The College or recognized student groups occasionally do sponsor outside organizations to fulfill particular campus objectives. The Director of Student Activities and the David Saul Smith Union must provide written approval to such organizations to grant exceptions to solicitation policies. Direct sponsorship means that the student organization or administrative office has initiated the contact with the group, has agreed to represent the group on campus, and agrees to submit the application to the Office of Student Activities for approval under the sponsoring organization’s name. The recognized organization will be accountable for the actions on campus of the group it sponsors.
All printed materials (posters, banners, fliers, etc.) bearing corporate logos or insignias must be approved in advance by the Director of Student Activities and the David Saul Smith Union, and when an athletic teams is involved, materials must be approved by the Director of Athletics.
If a recognized student organization sponsors a vendor, the sponsoring group must guarantee the availability of the products that their sponsored vendors sell. These sales must be cleared in writing in advance with the Director of Student Activities and the David Saul Smith Union, and when an athletic team is involved, with the Director of Athletics. Student organizations may not invite commercial enterprises to sell their products on campus in return for a share in the profits from those sales.
Students and College Employees as individuals interested in selling products on campus can rent tables in the David Saul Smith Union, but may not use campus rooms, mailings, or any other College facilities to promote or sell their products. These individuals will be treated as outside vendors and will need to reserve tables through the Director of Student Activities and the David Saul Smith Union and agree to terms outlined in the Vendor Contract.