3.1. The following definitions apply for purposes of this policy:
3.1.1. Action Group - means an organization where a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise, or an organization that participates or intervenes, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
3.1.2. Building - means all buildings or other structures (e.g., parking garages, stadium) owned, leased or under the control of Ball State University.
3.1.3. Campus Reservationist – means the Ball State University employee who reserves space in a particular building or outdoor space (student organizations typically will go through the Student Center Facilities Coordinator regardless of the venue; other organizations typically will reserve space through a different employee for various venues (e.g., the Director of Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall, Special Events Manager for Sports Facilities Management, and Facilities Accounting/Space Coordinator for buildings and/or outdoor space not served with an assigned reservationist).
3.1.4. Chalking – means using chalk on sidewalks or other surfaces to write messages or draw pictures.
3.1.5. Commercial – means activity which is conducted essentially for the direct or indirect advertisement, promotion or sale of goods or services for the economic gain of the person conducting the activity.
3.1.6. Distribution – means the giving out of printed materials or of goods or services without requesting, directly or indirectly, a donation or other consideration in return for the materials, goods or services. Distribution does not include sales.
3.1.7. Facilities – means all buildings, land, and property owned, leased or under the control of Ball State University.
3.1.8. Fronting – means permitting a non-university individual or organization to use University facilities and services under the guise that the activity is a University-sponsored program or event. 3.1.9. Fund Raising – means solicitation conducted by or for the benefit of a non-profit organization, where the funds raised are not for the purpose of, or result in, the pecuniary gain of the organization’s members.
3.1.10. Non-Affiliated Person or Group – means individuals, partnerships, corporations, associations, and other legal entities, profit or not-for-profit, with no established connection to the University.
3.1.11. Non-Profit Organization – means a corporation or association which does not engage in any activities for the profit of its members and which is organized and conducts its affairs for purposes other than the pecuniary gain of its members.
3.1.12. Outdoor Space – means all University property which is not located in a Building, including but not limited to, sidewalks, kiosks, railings, walls, light poles, trees, fences, benches, bridges, bodies of water, streets, plazas, fields, parking lots, patios or terraces.
3.1.13. Person – includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, associations and other legal entities. 3.1.14. Recognized Student Organization – means a group properly registered and recognized by the Office of Student Life.
3.1.15. Sales – means the sale of or taking of orders for goods or services for cash, credit or other consideration. It includes work intended for commerce.
3.1.16. Solicitation – Solicitation means the request, directly or indirectly, by any person to another person:
- For donations;
- For the sale to the other person of any printed material, goods or services;
- Any other request of a similar nature. Provided, however, such requests that are contained in printed material given out within the definition of “distribution” shall not constitute solicitation.
3.1.17. Property – means all buildings, facilities, equipment, outdoor space, and real property owned, occupied or under the control of Ball State University.
3.1.18. University Department – means a Ball State University school, college, department, unit, institute, center or recognized affiliated entity.
3.1.19. Visitor – means any person who is neither a student, employee, nor agent of the University.