Policy for the Use of the Bearkat Plaza and LSC Mall

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The LSC Mall is the area situated on the south side of the LSC between the Lowman Student Center and Bearkat Plaza, as depicted. All mall spaces should be facing the LSC. It extends in length from the east end of the LSC to the Alumni Garden area.

It is available for use by all Registered Student Organizations and University organizations for programs and activities. Off campus groups may use the LSC Mall for an additional fee. Bearkat Plaza is a separate space from the LSC Mall. Events in the LSC Mall are not to infringe upon the Bearkat Plaza space.

  1. Registered Student Organizations are allowed two (2) Mall reservations per week, submitted at least two (2) business days in advance. Failure to show up on reserved dates may result in loss of table space and reservation privileges.
    1. Reservations requests less than two (2) business days in advance will be considered on a first come, first serve basis based on availability, except for Social Events (see Social Event Management Plan section), food event, raffles, or sales. These requests can be made at the LSC Office (Suite 331).
    2. No-shows and late arrivals will have reservation cancelled. A no show is defined by failure to show up to your scheduled reservation within 15 minutes of its start time.
    3. Three (3) no-shows result in loss of Mall privileges for the semester.
    4. Unauthorized fundraiser or tables will be shut down and Mall privileges will be revoked.
  2. Harassment, loud, and/or boisterous activity is not allowed.
  3. All equipment must be set up across from the LSC facing the entrance.
  4. All reservations in the Mall must use LSC equipment. Special requests will be considered by the Director of the LSC or designee.
  5. All table activities must have the identification of the sponsoring organization visible.
  6. Table must be accompanied by a representative of the sponsoring organization at all times.
  7. There are four (4) tent spots available for pop up tents. The spots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. The LSC does not provide pop up tents. Tents should not block the path of egress or constrict traffic flow.
  8. All forms of fundraising must be pre-approved by completing a Mall Reservation Request form and Guidelines for Campus Solicitation form in compliance with University regulations (see Student Guidelines).
  9. All raffles and t-shirt sales must comply with the SHSU Raffle Policy and be approved by Department of Leadership Initiatives.
  10. All requests to sell or give away food in the Mall must be approved by Classic Fare Catering (Aramark). Only homemade goods are allowed for food events.
  11. All events using amplified sound in the LSC Mall are required to use LSC sound system. Amplified sound must be reserved at least two (2) business days in advance. Only one (1) amplified sound event per day will be permitted.
    1. Organizations are allowed one (1) amplified sound event per week.
    2. No personal speakers or sound amplifiers (manual or electronic) will be permitted.
    3. Amplified sound in the LSC Mall is limited to the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 pm until midnight on class days.
    4. All sound levels will be controlled by the LSC and are not to disrupt the mission of the University.
  12. Tables and chairs for use in the LSC Mall may be checked out at the Information Center. A fee equal to replacement cost may be assessed for equipment not returned, lost, or damaged beyond repair. Equipment must be checked back in at the LSC Information Center the same business day.
  13. Improper use of LSC check-out equipment or violating LSC policy may result in loss of Mall reservation privileges.
  14. There is no chalking in any outdoor space on campus, including the LSC Mall area and Bearkat Plaza

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