Use of College Buildings and Property

Introduction

The primary purpose of the facilities at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is to carry out the educational mission of the College. As a public institution, Pikes Peak Community College also seeks to reach out and be accessible to the larger community. Pikes Peak Community College has the right to establish reasonable regulations regarding use of college property.

To the extent that space is available, Pikes Peak Community College welcomes community groups and organizations to utilize the facilities for purposes compatible with the Colleges’ mission. Any group that uses Pikes Peak Community College’s facilities is expected to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner and follow the policy as discussed below. Further, these gatherings shall not disrupt normal college functions, endanger the health or safety of any person present, or damage college property.

Scope

This policy applies to all Pikes Peak Community College employees and students, as well as community members who seek use of the College facilities.

Facility Use

Academic usage shall have priority for use of Pike Peak Community College facilities (i.e., classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities which are being used for teaching and instructional programs) over non-academic use. Both kinds of use will be scheduled accordingly.

Individuals or groups must notify and coordinate activities on campus through the Office of Campus Rental and Events Scheduling (719-502-2333) prior to arrival. Groups that do not complete required paperwork may be asked to reschedule based on the Colleges’ ability to safely support the event and schedule conflicts and priorities.

The individual or group must assume responsibility for compliance with all state and local laws as well as college policies.

All groups shall be charged according to the PPCC Facility Fee and Service Matrix.

Location

Classrooms, area tables, the college’s atrium and other space are available for rental based upon availability. If a client or group is dissatisfied with their agreed upon arrangements, they may contact the Office of Campus Rental and Events Scheduling at 719-502-2333. The College is willing to assist if another desired location is preferable and is willing to discuss the details of a proposed arrangement with any individual or group. A desired location may or may not be available due to disruption or safety.

It should be noted that city streets and sidewalks are public forums; and they are available for assembly to all members of the public, as long as the assembly is in keeping with federal and state laws, and city ordinances. The following streets and sidewalks adjacent to or running through the campus are examples of such public forums:

The College’s Campus Drive.

Distribution

In order to protect the Pikes Peak Community College mission and the safety of all staff, students, and invitees, participants in activities must abide by the following requirements:

  1. Assembly and petitioning may not interfere with Pike Peak Community College operations.
  2. Persons may not block or otherwise interfere with the free flow of vehicular, bicycle or pedestrian traffic. The right of way of streets and sidewalks must be maintained.
  3. Persons may not obstruct, disrupt, interrupt, or attempt to physically force the cancellation of any event or activity sponsored by Pikes Peak Community College or by any users authorized to use College Property.
  4. Persons shall not engage in unlawfully harassing, physically abusive, threatening, or intimidating conduct toward any person.
  5. Persons shall comply with the directions of a Pikes Peak Community College official acting in the performance of his or her duty.
  6. Use of public address systems and amplified sound will not be permitted unless prior authorization has been obtained.
  7. Persons on College property may be required to provide picture identification and evidence of qualification at Pikes Peak Community College upon request.
  8. Video or audio taping is strictly prohibited.
  9. Pictures, displays, graphics are acceptable.
  10. Distribution of written material such as pamphlets, booklets, brochures are acceptable as long as the material is designed for informational (not commercial) purposes.

If you have any questions about distribution means or material please, contact the Office of Campus Rental and Events Scheduling at 719-502-2333.

The College retains the right to immediately suspend any activities and/or remove individuals from the College property if the activities interferes with the rights of others, disrupts the normal functions of the college, damages property, or endangers the health or safety of persons present on campus. Additionally, the college has the right to conduct disciplinary action and/or inform law enforcement if necessary.