Political Events and Rallies

Scope

All faculty and staff

Basis

Please note the following summary of legal guidelines for what colleges and their employees can and can't do during the political election cycle.  This is based on Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3), which prohibits nonprofit organizations, as a condition of their tax-exempt status, from engaging in "any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office."

Policy

Public political events/rallies for the sole or almost exclusive purpose of advancing a candidacy of a person(s) for public office may only occur if those events are sponsored by an officially recognized club/organization. These programs fall under the same guidelines and controls that govern any other campus event. Individuals who are not affiliated with Albion College may not reserve space and utilize campus resources for public political events/rallies for the sole or almost exclusive purpose of advancing a candidacy of a person(s) for public office.

Cabinet reviewed 9/2008