The Student Activities Board has implemented a new system for hanging posters and advertisements in the Grewcock Student Union.
Clubs and organizations must now drop their posters off at the union front desk and staff will review and hang posters within 24 hours of their dropoff. All posters should include the event name, organization holding said event, date, time, and location.
The policy states that “advertising posted without the approval of the Front Desk will be removed” and graphics must be “informative, appropriate, timely, and easy to read.”
The change comes after the unregulated poster boards became cluttered with advertisements and announcements in previous years.
According to Alexandra Whitford, director of student activities, the issue of the advertisements was raised in a meeting about improving the overall experience of the Grewcock Student Union.
“The boards are becoming less useful as they are covered with layers of advertisements, and often included multiple copies of the same graphics,” Whitford said.
Whitford said the aim of the new policy is to help decrease the clutter from unofficial clubs and organizations as well as to increase the overall effectiveness of the advertisements.
“We want to focus the advertising boards on official clubs and organizations, dorms, and campus departments,” Whitford said.
Union employees have mixed opinions about the policy. Junior Jessie Collins does not view the change as groundbreaking.
“It’s just to ensure the credibility of the groups advertising in the union,” Collins said.
Senior Chloe Sparks is optimistic.
“I think it’s a good way to organize advertisements for clubs and it helps the boards be more effective,” she said. “I have had to take a few posters down, but I’m sure people will learn quickly.”