510.9 Bulletin Board Policy
Questions have been raised regarding the management of public bulletin boards on campus. The following policy represents the implicit understandings which have guided bulletin board use on campus.
The management of bulletin boards on campus is determined by the type of board being considered. There are four types of bulletin boards: 1) administrative, 2) departmental, 3) classroom, and 4) personal.
Administrative bulletin boards are managed by those offices responsible for the boards. Departmental boards are managed by departments, classroom bulletin boards by the professors who teach there and any departments for whom that room is clearly identified as within their sphere of influence, and personal bulletin boards are managed by the individual faculty or staff member and would usually be connected with a faculty or staff member’s office. Use of all bulletin boards must be consistent with the mission and values of Goshen College.
Administrative offices (in some cases this may be a building coordinator) are encouraged to determine how accountability for and management of administrative bulletin boards will be determined, i.e., how long any announcement will remain, whether commercial ads are appropriate, and how explicitly tied to campus people and programs the announcement needs to be.