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Guidelines for Student Organizations

SMU student organizations are expected to comply with all SMU policies including "1.5: Use of University Name" which addresses student organization names.

Read Policy 1.5: Use of University Name

Undergraduate and graduate student organizations may not hold outdoor programs, events, or activities of any kind during periods designated as final exams on their school's respective academic calendar in order to support student academic success.

Signs and posters should:

  • Respect the rights of others, reflect responsible behavior, be conducive to the educational environment, and uphold the integrity of the University;
  • Bear the name of the sponsoring student organization or department;
  • Receive appropriate approval for each facility before being posted;
  • Follow Stake Sign Guidelines for signs placed on campus grounds.

All activities taking place on University streets and grounds must be sponsored (see definition of sponsorship below) by SMU chartered student organizations and/or departments and must be approved through the Outdoor Event Request Form.

Sponsoring SMU Departments and Student Organizations shall commit to the following:

  • If an event becomes disruptive of the normal operations of the University, it may be canceled at any time before or during the event by the SMU Police Department.
  • Approved structures must comply with all city requirements, (e.g., having fire extinguishers on site, posting no smoking signs, etc.)
  • On home football games, the Boulevard and all campus grounds are managed exclusively by the SMU Athletics Department.