Sac State University Policy Manual

Amplified Sound Performance

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Student Affairs
Authority:
Effective Date: March 7, 1996
Updated:
Index Cross-References: Sound Amplification
Policy File Number: UMA00650.htm


AMPLIFIED SOUND PERFORMANCE

The basic principle to be observed in events where sound amplification is used is to avoid interference with the conduct of instruction.

1. Amplified performances may be held in locations that will not interfere with instruction or study.

2. Amplified performances are prohibited at times and in locations, especially outdoors, including the Library Quad, the Main Quad, and the Amphitheatre where they are likely to create disturbances in classrooms, the Library, or the Union.
A. Scheduling of space for amplified sound performances will not be permitted if such a performance would disrupt or preempt another previously scheduled event or function.

B. The Activities Advisor, University Union Manager, or Events Manager, as appropriate, will control volume as necessary to prevent disturbance of other events or functions. 3. Approval for amplified performance in locations likely to be noticed during instruction should be exceptional, limited to University-wide events like commencements, convocations, River City Days, and the like. Approval shall be given by the University Dean of Student Affairs after appropriate consultation. Faculty with classes or programs which could be affected by such events shall be notified in advance of any such planned event.

The use of limited amplified sound for speeches, debates and other educational activities may be allowed in main traffic areas, including the Library Quad.
A. Approval shall be given by the Vice President for Student Affairs after appropriate consultation. Faculty with classes or programs which could be affected by such events shall be notified in advance of any such planned event. B. The Activities Coordinator will control the volume as necessary to prevent disturbance of classroom activities.