(i) All requests for use of Indoor Space, whether public or nonpublic, must be made online at www.wmich.edu/studentcenter/reservation/. All requests must be made at least ten (10) days prior to the event for which space is requested. This time limit is necessary, in part, so that the request may be coordinated with the Department of Public Safety and WMU’s Event Security Policy. Requests made less than 10 days prior to the date of use will be considered, where possible, where exigent circumstances, such as reacting to breaking current events, necessitates less advance notice. WMU shall grant access to the requested space, grant access to an alternative equivalent space, or specify in writing why access cannot be granted.
(ii) No prospective user will be denied access to facilities based on content of the speech to be undertaken during use. However, speech that is defamatory or obscene according to current legal standards, or that incites others as to create an immediate clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts or violations of WMU policy, is prohibited.
(iii) WMU rooms and meeting spaces may not be used for speech, expression, or assembly that disrupts or interferes with WMU’s educational mission, including teaching, research, administration, and other authorized campus activities, or with free and unimpeded flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Continuous or repeated sound audible to those in contiguous or nearby classrooms, offices or other rooms (e.g., loud music) may be considered disruptive.
(iv) Tobacco and non-prescription drugs may not be consumed in Indoor Spaces. Alcohol may be consumed only if specifically requested and approved.
(v) No speech, expression or assembly may be conducted in a way that damages or defaces WMU property or the property of any person who has not authorized the speaker to deface his or her property. No electrical modifications, structures, or mechanical apparatus may be erected or installed without specific written approval.