Gallaudet University reserves the use of its facilities to support the academic, research, and advocacy missions of the institution. However, outside organizations may be permitted to utilize campus facilities, on a fee basis, when such use does not interfere with the University's programs, services, or activities. The use of facilities is allocated to outside groups in the following order of priority:
- Outside organizations sponsored by Gallaudet
- Outside organizations affiliated with Gallaudet
- Outside organizations with missions similar to Gallaudet
- Federal or district government agencies
- Outside non-profit organizations not affiliated with Gallaudet
Lower priority groups are permitted to request the use of facilities on a "space available" basis after the needs of the University and higher priority groups have been fully satisfied.
Unless special exceptions are made by the administrative officer or his/her designee, the University permits the use of facilities by incorporated, nonprofit organizations only. For the purpose of this policy, nonprofit organizations are defined to be exempt from the payment of Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Exceptions to this requirement may be considered in situations where the interests of the University are specifically served. Outside organizations are not permitted to use facilities for the promotion of religious agenda, political movements or campaigns or for fundraising activities.
The University reserves the right to deny, suspend, or terminate the use of its facilities at any time if determined to be in the best interest of the University.