Augsburg College does not allow open solicitation in campus buildings, parking lots, or residence halls. Registered Augsburg Students may go door-to-door in the residence hall in which they live to register students to vote in local, state or national elections, and/or to advocate for political candidates who are running for local, state and national office. Candidates who have filed for office may access the residence halls per the Augsburg College Candidate access Policy, which is in accord with Minnesota Statute 211B.20. Consult the Student Guide, at http://www.augsburg.edu/studentguide/candidate-access-policy/ for more details.
Augsburg does provide space for external and campus groups to provide information or sell items on campus through a table reservation and use system in Christensen Center. Credit card sales or promotions are not permitted.
Door-to-door in the residence halls
The Residence Life guidebook states that Solicitation is not allowed. Please report any solicitors to the Security Dispatch Center at ext. 1717. On October 15, 2004, the Augsburg Student Government voted to amend this policy as follows:
Registered Augsburg Students may go door-to-door in the residence hall in which they live to register students to vote in local, state or national elections, and/or to advocate for political candidates who are running for local, state and national office. A student who does not live in a particular residence hall may go door-to-door if accompanied by a resident of that hall.
The hours for door-to-door are Monday-Friday 6 pm-9 pm.
A student will check-in with the Department of Public Safety through Dispatch, completing the check-in form. The student must show their student ID. The Department of Public Safety will confirm their registration and residence. The check-in form will also ask the student to sign that he/she understand that he/she:
- must escort any guests at all times
- is responsible for the guests of any actions
- agrees to abide by the hours, and any other procedural rules.
The policy amendment was adopted by the college on 10/26/04.