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Solicitation Policy

Residence Hall Solicitation Policy

This policy was created to articulate University Housing & Residential Life’s expectation for solicitation in Temple-owned and Temple-sponsored residence halls. Solicitation is defined as any activity that seeks to make contact with residents to collect information, sell items, or gain support. 


Solicitation applies to a wide range of activities that may include: 

  • Advertising
  • Selling
  • Petitioning
  • Campaigning
  • Distributing flyers
  • Product promotions
  • Organizational recruitment
  • Student campaigning
  • Surveying residents by telephone, mail, e-mail, or in person 


To provide students with an environment that is free of unwanted personal solicitation for services or products, University Housing & Residential Life strictly prohibits all forms of solicitation in all residence halls. Outside vendors are prohibited from entering all residence halls. Outside vendors suspected of soliciting may be referred to Campus Safety Services, Office of University Counsel, and/or Business Services.


Section (w) of the Community Living Standards explicitly states that students are unable to contract with any vendor to provide service to individual student units within on-campus housing. This includes on or under student doors, in mailboxes, left in any common areas, entrances of the residence halls, or posted on any other common areas in the residence halls. Students are prohibited from advertising and promoting their products or services of any kind in the residence halls. Any student(s) suspected of soliciting may be referred to Campus Safety Services and/or Student Conduct for disciplinary action.