Kansas Statutes annotated, Chapter 25, Elections
Article 41.-Election Campaign Finance, General
25-4169a. Use of public funds, vehicles, machinery, equipment and supplies and time of certain officers and employees to influence nomination or election of candidate prohibited; exceptions; misdemeanor.
Kansas Statutes Annotated, Chapter 75-State Departments; Public Officers and Employees
Article 29---Civil Service
75-2953. Use of authority or official influence to complete state officer or employee to apply for or become member of organization, pay or promise to pay assessment or contribution or take part in political activity; penalty for violation; officer or employee in classified service to resign prior to taking oath for state elective office.
Political Activity (Policies and Procedures Manual, July 1995, pp. 16F, 17F)
Use of Campus Facilities (Policies and Procedures Manual, July 1995, p. 5G)
Campus Mail (Handbook for Faculty and Other Unclassified Staff, 1986, p. 105)
The University maintains a campus mail service intended for official university business. Mail is picked up and delivered to campus offices free of charge on a regular daily schedule. The use of this campus mail service and of its delivery and distribution facilities for personal, business, solicitation, or political purposes is expressly prohibited. Exceptions to this general policy may be granted by the Chancellor or Executive Vice Chancellor when, the exception is deemed to be in the best interests of the University. The campus mail boxes in the various departments and buildings are considered to be under the jurisdiction of the unit in which they are located. Materials may be placed directly by individuals in these campus mail boxes if permission has been obtained from the appropriate person in the unit with jurisdiction over that particular campus mail box.
Incidental personal use of University E-mail may be allowed when such use does not interfere with University operations, does not compromise functioning of the University's network, or interfere with the user's employment or other obligations to the University. Prohibited are commercial use, candidate or party fund-raising, and use by outside organizations not authorized to use University facilities. Authorization for other external uses of E-mail or use by outside organizations requires written approval of the Provost or the Provost's designee, and will be granted only when that use is determined to further the University's mission. (See Provost Office website at http://www.ku.edu/~provost/email.shtml for the full Electronic Mail policy.)
Bulletin boards and posting:
University policy provides that classroom bulletin boards are reserved solely for instructional materials posted by the faculty who use the rooms. No political, promotional, or commercial materials may be posted on them or on other bulletin boards that are clearly marked for use by university units. Information may not be posted on walls, exterior doors, chairs, utility poles, bus stops, newspaper distribution boxes, or other surfaces that are not designated for such purposes. Such materials are subject to immediate removal without notice to the sponsor, and the sponsor may be billed for costs related to removal, clean up, or repair. (See the full policy on Bulletin Boards and Posting at http://www.ku.edu/~provost/revised_bb_policy_final.htm for further information.)
Signs and posting in Student Housing facilities:
Residents may submit signs to the hall front desk to be posted on bulletin boards. Otherwise, no signs, bills, or fliers of any type may be posted. A removal charge may be assessed to residents who violate this policy. (See the Department of Student Housing Handbook, July 2002.)
Soliciting in Student Housing facilities:
No solicitation is allowed in Student Housing facilities. This includes distribution of fliers and door-to-door canvassing without permission from the University Events Committee and the Complex Director. Residents are requested to notify complex/hall staff of unauthorized solicitation. Only the Lawrence Journal-World and the Kansas City Star have the permission of the Department of Student Housing to solicit in designated areas without prior arrangement. (See the Department of Student Housing Handbook, July 2002.)top of page