Solicitation

Solicitation Policy

Solicitation applies to commercial, charitable, religious and political endeavors.  Authorization to sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise in the Unistructure or Housing Units will not ordinarily be given.  Any party granted permission to sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise must agree to abide by appropriate federal, state, and local regulations.

Commercial endeavors are divided into three categories:

  • student ventures
  • student organization ventures
  • non-student ventures

Student Ventures

Student ventures are defined as projects conducted by students for the purpose of making a profit. Students may sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise on campus only with the written authorization of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or his/her designee, and only using existing on-campus channels for such distribution. In addition, students may not use their residence hall address (i.e., Bryant University post office box number) as a business address, nor may they use their residence hall telephone as a business telephone. A panel appointed by the VPSA in consultation with other executives will make recommendations on proposals.

Student Organization Ventures

Student organization ventures are projects conducted by recognized student organizations for the purpose of making a profit. Student organizations may sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise on campus only with the written approval of the Office of Campus Engagement. Such approval will be given only when it can be shown that the primary beneficiaries of the sale will be the University community and the student organization.

 Non-Student Ventures

Non-student ventures include all efforts to sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise by University employees, University affiliates, or commercial vendors.

  1. University employees may sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise on campus only as directly related to the purpose and description of their employment.
  2. University affiliates may sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise on campus only as provided for in their written terms of affiliation with Bryant University.
  3. Commercial vendors may sell or solicit for the sale of merchandise on campus only with the written authorization of an office of Bryant University acting within the scope of its authority.

Charitable, Religious, and Political Solicitations

Charitable, religious and political solicitation on university property is not allowed unless they have received the permission of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or designee. Permission for such solicitation will be granted only to the extent that such activities are consistent in time, place, and manner with the mission and activities of Bryant University.