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Public Bulletin Boards

Paper event posters are the most effective means of publicizing your group’s events to the MIT community. There are many public bulletin boards in high-traffic areas on campus that your group should take advantage of when publicizing for events, however, you should be aware of the public postering policies.

General rules       

What you CAN do

What you can NOT do

Publicizing Alcohol Related Events

MIT has strict guidelines about advertising events where alcohol will be present. Please see the Student Life Programs advertising guidelines for more details.

Teardown Policy

Officially, posters are torn down by Facilities personnel every Monday and Friday morning. The actual teardown time will vary depending on staffing that evening, the route that they travel through the Institute, and whether other duties interfere.

Athena Clusters

IS&T and the ASA have reached an agreement to allow student group postering in Athena Clusters. Groups are permitted to place posters on the bulletin boards in Athena Clusters provided:

Violations

Contact the ASA Executive Board to report any violations.

Sanctions

The ASA has established the following sanction mechanism:

The fine doubles with each subsequent offense during each term.

Chalking

Facilities, CAC, and The ASA have reached an agreement to allow student groups to continue "chalking" on campus. Groups may use chalk to advertise events on sidewalks provided:

In addition to possible sanctions from the ASA, groups may be charged by CAC or Facilities for cleaning costs.


Institute Events Office Infinite Corridor Fixed Poster Displays

As part of the recent Infinite Corridor renovations and removal of display easels from public pedestrian pathways on campus, there are now fixed poster displays along this corridor. Groups may reserve a pair (east and west, each marked accordingly) of these display units for a maximum of 7 days per event. There are six opportunities in each direction along the Infinite Corridor for these poster displays.

Reservations are available and will be managed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Gayle Gallagher (gayle@mit.edu) for more information, including an application.

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