Chalking on campus sidewalks is permitted subject to the specific restrictions detailed in this new policy, effective February 17, 2020. A campus map showing areas where chalking is prohibited can be found in the Resources section below the policy.
In response to questions about the chalking policy, the university is providing the following information:
Facility Planning and Management crews clean areas of campus, including sidewalks, on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The schedule varies by location and also may be dictated by factors such as weather, availability of resources, the volume of pedestrian traffic, events, and campus safety. At no time is the sidewalk cleaning schedule based on the content of chalked messages or the viewpoint of individuals or groups chalking on university sidewalks. The public areas of campus are also available to campus community members for other types of expression including presentations, demonstrations, dialogues, forums, speeches, and protests.