Women's Center Usage Rules

Women's Center Facility Usage Rules

Between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, only Women’s Center programs and events or those programs co-sponsored by the Women’s Center will be scheduled in the main programming area.

Events that take place after 5:00pm and on weekends must be arranged through the Women’s Center Director or the Women’s Center Graduate Assistant at least two days in advance. A key for one time use will be made available for pickup in the Memorial Union Business Office during regular operating areas. A key for long-term use will be made available for pick up in Student Involvement. The use of the Queer Resource Center space must be arranged through the Queer Resource Center (737.9161).

Alcohol/Controlled Substances Policy
No alcohol or controlled substances are allowed inside of or adjacent to the Women’s Center facility at any time. No alcohol may be served at Women’s Center sponsored events (on or off the premises)

Animal Policy
Animals, with the exception of guide dogs, are not allowed in any campus building and may not be brought to campus property and left unattended for any length of time. Animals found unattended or in buildings will be impounded and transported to the Humane Society at the owner’s expense.

Bicycles are to be parked in parking racks only—not on sidewalks, building entrances, stairwells, and exits. Bicycles are not allowed inside the Women’s Center.

Furnishings within the Women’s Center are not to be removed from the facility. If any furniture is rearranged, it must be put back in its original configuration after your event is complete. Care must be taken to lift the couches when moving them, rather than to push them as it will preserve the couch legs and the carpet.
Any spills on carpet or furniture should be reported to the Women’s Center staff so that proper cleaning can occur. A charge may be assessed for cleaning, damages, breakages, loss of equipment or failure to return a key (as per the Key Loan Contract).
The TV and VCR are available for use by scheduled groups and individuals.

Kitchen Use
The Women’s Center kitchen is open to use by groups or individuals. Your group must wash all dishes used and trash should be disposed of promptly at the end of your event/meeting. Clean up of the kitchen should include wiping counters and floors as needed, and disposing of food items in the dumpster behind Benton Hall. Please notify a Women’s Center staff member if you need refrigerator storage space for any amount of time as we frequently clean the space and dispose of waste.

Noise Policy
Indoor and/or outdoor events that involve the use of amplified sound, musical instruments, and/or crowd noise must be terminated by 11:00pm nightly.
Playing a sound device (such as stereo, TV, or radio) that is audible for more than 50 feet from the source of the sound at any time is unlawful.
Noise at your event/meeting that may disrupt the business of the Women’s Center (i.e. talking with visitors and answering phone calls) should be kept to a minimum and should be respectful of other users and staff members within the Center. Please keep in mind that the Center will continue with normal functioning (unless otherwise stated) during regular business hours regardless of the schedule of events/meetings. A staff member may ask you to end an event/meeting if noise cannot be controlled.

Smoking/Fire Regulations
There is no smoking allowed inside of or adjacent to the Women’s Center facility at any time. A smoking area must be designated at least 30 feet away from entrances and exits of University owned or controlled property.
Candles, open flames, incense burners, fire devices or other potential fire hazards are not allowed within University owned buildings as per the City of Corvallis Fire Marshall. There are no exceptions to this rule within the Women’s Center.Failure to abide by these policies may result in the termination of your group, department, or organizations use of the Women’s Center facilities.