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Use of Campus Facilities

Registered student organizations, faculty, and staff desirous of using campus facilities for meetings and/or activities are required to complete a General Activity Requisition Form (GARF).

Use of Campus Facilities

Note: Submission of the GARF does not guarantee approval

  • Acceptance of GARF Form

    The University reserves the right to deny an organization’s activity when it is determined that a particular activity may present an inherent danger to the University or its constituents.
  • Changes and Cancellations

    All GARF Changes must be submitted on a General Activity Requisition Change Request Notice. The Change Request Notice may be obtained on the Student Activities forms page and must be submitted to the Office of Student Activities electronically via email attachment no less than six (6) working days prior to the date of the event to allow for departmental processing.

    All GARF Cancellations must be submitted on a General Activity Requisition Cancellation Notice. The Cancellation Notice may be obtained on the Student Activities forms page and must be submitted to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership electronically via email attachment no less than five (5) working days prior to the date of the event to allow for departmental processing. 

    See Student Activity Forms for additional forms.
     

  • Event Fliers

    Approved fliers are to be posted on bulletin boards only. Posting of fliers is prohibited on windows, doors and lamp posts etc. Failure to follow this policy will subject the organization to disciplinary sanctions.

    All fliers will be checked for: grammatical errors, event information (such as date, time, and location), use of trademarked logos including NSU, and must adhere to Student Catalog guidelines. 

    Flyers will be stamped to be posted upon approval. Please bring a copy of the approval to the Office of Student Activities. 

  • Filling Out The GARF Form

    The GARF may be obtained through the university’s  Campus Event Management System website and must be submitted electronically.
     
    • GARF(s) are time stamped electronically and are processed on a first come first serve basis.
    • The GARF is required be submitted ten (10) working days prior to the activity date to allow processing by the student organization’s advisor and university department officials for approval.
    • The GARF is not to be altered in any manner after it has been processed/approved by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.
  • Food & Refreshments

    All food and/or catering must be made directly though Catering Services (ext. 3-8304). A GARF must be submitted prior to the event.

    Approved fundraisers, e.g., Bake/Candy and Raffle Sales, are to be held in the Student Center only.

    Bake/Candy Sales items must be prepackaged, store purchased items, and are not to be opened and/or served; for example one dozen box of doughnuts per one person. 

  • Media Equipment

    All media equipment requests (e.g. VCR, TV, Overhead Projector, and Screen) must be made directly through the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at ext. 3-2386 or via email to osmith@nsu.edu at least seven (7) days prior to the event with the exception of the Student Center.

    Microphone Service requests after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends must be prepaid to Facilities Management (ext. 3-2451) prior to GARFapproval.

  • Seminars/Lectures Speaker Information

    Seminars/Lectures must have complete speaker and content information included in the GARF at the time the of submission. Failure to do so will result in automatic disapproval.

    The sponsoring organization or group is responsible for any damages that occur to the facility during the activity. The facility must be left in a clean and orderly manner. Failure to comply with these regulations may cause the organization or group to be deprived of future use of university facilities.