In general, the University prohibits the sale and/or solicitation of goods or services on University property except as provided by or specifically permitted by the University. This regulation applies to University of Lynchburg students and paid representatives of firms. Variance from this regulation requires written approval of the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development. Approval may be granted on a limited basis in a few specific cases:
- Organizations affiliated with the University may be granted permission to sell products or services provided assurances are made that the privacy of students, particularly in residential rooms and study areas, is not violated. Organizations wishing to conduct fundraisers should gain permission from the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development about the desired event schedule to avoid conflict with previously scheduled fundraisers. Multiple fundraisers may not be held at the same place and time.
- Outside salespersons or their student representatives may keep sales appointments in residential areas if they have the written permission of the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development and have a specific appointment with a resident. The written permission must be presented to the director of the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
The University does not provide lists of student names, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, or telephone numbers for sales, campaigns, or solicitations.
Vending machine contracts are arranged and executed by the Business Office, which must give its specific approval before any such machine may be placed on campus.