Important Reminders About Ithaca College Posting Policy

By News, April 2, 2024

Dear Campus Community,

I hope this message finds you well as we enter the final weeks of the Spring 2024 semester. I share this message to provide some important reminders about Ithaca College’s policies regarding advertising and posting on campus.

As I previously communicated, Ithaca College has made a concerted effort this spring to better enforce our campus advertising and solicitation policy as recorded in the college’s policy manual. While this enforcement has greatly reduced the volume and frequency of materials in unapproved posting locations, we have received a significant amount of feedback and questions from members of our campus community seeking clarity on the proper protocols for addressing postings in approved campus locations that may still be in violation of college policies.

As a reminder, flyers are never permitted to be posted on walls, doors, pillars, or windows (unapproved locations). In order to post a flyer on a public-use bulletin board (approved location), the post must be affiliated with a recognized student club or organization, college department, or be stamped as approved which applies to off-campus businesses and organizations. In order to make a post in a residence hall space, a copy of the flyer must be shared to the Office of Residential Life (advertising permit also required for off-campus entities). Posts made by student groups that have not gone through the official recognition process with the Office of Student Engagement are not allowed in any locations and are subject to removal. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to provide additional clarification on the proper way to handle a flyer in an approved location that is suspected to be in violation of college policy. In the event you encounter a post you suspect to be in violation of college policy, we ask that you please do not remove it and instead open a formal review process by submitting a clear photo of the posting and its location to Reports will be thoroughly reviewed by the Office of Student Engagement and if the post is found to be in violation the group or individual(s) will be notified that it should be removed and may be subject to follow-up action from the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Bonnie Solt Prunty
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life