Facilities Access and Use Procedure

Alamance Community College offers space to eligible groups for meetings, events etc. on the Carrington-Scott Campus and at the Dillingham Center as long as the activity doesn’t interfere with the College’s operations. Below is the College’s policy on outside groups interested in using the facilities.

Contact Jaime Sutton for more information.
Email: Jaime.Sutton@alamancecc.edu
Phone: (336) 506-4336

Facilities Access and Use Procedure

Alamance Community College offers space to eligible groups for meetings, events etc. on the Carrington-Scott Campus and the Dillingham Center as long as the activity doesn’t interfere with the College’s operations.

A. The College will have first priority for the use of College facilities.

B. Commercial activities are prohibited.

C. Solicitation of funds, including the sale of literature or other items, is prohibited except for College projects, the College bookstore, and College food services.

D. Citizens may engage in speech that serves the educational goals of this College. Any speaker whose speech addresses an educationally relevant topic and who complies with the time, place, and manner regulations will not be denied permission to speak. These following restrictions will apply regardless of the race, color, religion, or creed of the speaker.

  1. Those groups who desire to give talks or speeches may use the auditorium, the designated area in the main foyer, the designated Free Speech area, or classroom space, upon application to and approval by the Dean of Curriculum Programs or the Director of Public Information. Request for approval should be made at least five days prior to the anticipated talk or speech.
  2. Those desiring to distribute literature, solicit signatures on petitions, or engage students and faculty in individual conversations may do so in the designated area in the main foyer or the designated Free Speech area upon application to and approval by the Dean of Curriculum Programs or the Director of Public Information. Request for approval should be made at least five days before the applicant desires to begin such activities.
  3. Costs and damages incident to the use of the facility under this policy will shall be borne by the organization or sponsoring individual/entity using the facility. As a condition of use, the user organization may be required to provide satisfactory assurance of financial responsibility to the College, including depositing sufficient funds or bond(s) to cover clean up and damage.
  4. Scheduled activities of the College, its students and recognized student groups shall take priority over activities by others desiring to use College facilities.
  5. No activity will be allowed that is calculated or directed to incite or produce imminent, lawless action or conduct and/or is likely to incite or produce such action.
  6. No sound amplification equipment will be allowed in the designated main foyer area or other permitted area without prior approval by the Dean of Curriculum Programs or Director of Public Information. Only approved sound amplification equipment will be allowed in the auditorium.
  7. Permission to use facilities shall be granted only during normal College operating hours, unless approved by the President.
  8. If the College deems a requested activity or speech political or religious or other permitted free speech in nature, the College reserves the right to locate such student and/or visiting presenters to the Free Speech area, currently the patio area east of the B-Wing on the Carrington-Scott Campus.

E. College facilities may be used by groups and for uses that are required by the general statutes of North Carolina.

F. To the extent that appropriate space is available and subject to the procedures for reservation of space, the College’s facilities may be made available pursuant to this policy to civic, charitable, or governmental groups not affiliated with this College for occasional meetings or activities when their work is compatible with or supplemental to the educational purposes of this College. Use by such groups may not be continued for extended periods of time. In no event shall this use be authorized where it conflicts with or disturbs College activities.

G. In making its facilities available for use under this policy, Alamance Community College assumes no obligations or responsibility for the activities of any person or group. Furthermore, the College reminds all users to be aware of and to comply with applicable laws, including those concerning safety, libel, slander, defamation, and obscenity.

H. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be permitted in any College facility or at any student activity authorized by the College.