Policy and Guidelines
Southeastern Louisiana University and the University Center providesan Electronic Message Center on the Outdoor Marquee for communication to the campus community and general public within the framework of the University's educational mission. All messages appearing on the Message Center should clearly support and advance this mission.
The Message Center is viewed by both the campus community and the general public as representative of the University andthe University Center. The Message Center, therefore, will be operated in a manner that enhances Southeastern's welfare and reputation.
The Message Center is the result of an initiative by Southeastern Louisiana University andthe University Center to facilitate communications regarding University and Community events held in the facility.
The following are guidelines that will assist in the development and/or request of messages on the Message Center at the University Center.
- Messages must be submitted on a
Marquee Request Form (see link on left). No
information submitted by telephone will be considered for
use.Messages must be submitted at least
two (2) weeks before the first day they are to
appear on the Message Center.
- Submit notices to:Cathy
Morgan,Administrative Assistant, the University Center.
- Events sponsored or presented at or by the University Center
will have priority in Message Center time
and/or space. Priority within the University will be as
a. All University Center Events
b.Other University Events
c. Official University Announcements
d. Other Educational Announcements
e. Community Events (providing availability)
- Events open only to members of an organization will not be
accepted/announced on the Message Center.
- Promotion of candidates in any University election,
non-University primary election or general election is
- Promotion of political, factional or sectarian viewpoints is
- False, misleading, or deceptive messages are strictly
- Messages expressing racist, sexist or bigoted views are
- No tobacco, alcoholic beverage (including beer and light
wine), gambling and/or other addictive or age-requirement
activity/involvement will bedisplayed on the Message
Center. This guideline holds even if
theactivity/involvement is a sponsor of an event being held
at the University Center or other announced on the Message
- Events will be announced on the Message Center for a maximum
of five (5) workingdays prior to the beginning date of the
event, and such displays may continue duringmulti-day
events, if time/space is available. Weekend days falling
during the five-dayperiod will not be counted as display
days, although the message may be displayed. TheUniversity
Center Director may extend these display days if the nature of
the event(s) warrants and/or if time is available.
- TheUniversity Center Director will have full discretion
to preempt any messageschedule for an official
emergencyUniversity announcement and/or an official
emergencypublic announcement. There will be no
obligation to make good message schedulespreeempted under
Prospective users are encouraged to use a variety of communications media for announcements rather than relying solely on the Message Center. Users are alsocautioned that the University and/or the University Center offers no guarantee with respect to the appearance of a message on the Message Center.
The number of messages that can appear in any given time period is limited, and precedence will be given to the
1) Pre-Purchased advertising/sponsorship message time;
2) Internal University/University Center messaging;
3) Other messages based upon earliest submission.
Appearance of messages is subject to constraints of priorities and electronic or mechanical limitations. Messages may be edited for conciseness, clarity, and conformity to the requirements of the medium.
"Contact the University Center director's office for format and file size requirements."