The Creese Lobby has a display case that student organizations and departments can reserve. The display case can be used for promoting your organization, celebrating an anniversary or accomplishment, or advertising an event. To reserve the display case, complete the Lobby Display Case Request Form.
The A-Frames are free standing sandwich board advertisements and are great ways to promote organizations and events. There are three A-Frame locations available for student organizations to reserve spaces: the bookstore lobby, the Creese lobby, and in the SORC.
Contact OCA at least a week in advance to the time your organization would like the poster to be placed on the A-Frames. Please also follow the poster printer procedures if it needs to be printed.
- Your organization may have between 1-2 weeks to keep your poster up until the space is needed by and available to other groups.
- In addition, your organization may reserve more than one space at a time.
To reserve a sandwich board/A-Frame contact the Office of Campus Activities at email@example.com or 215-895-1328 with the date that you would like to reserve the boards. The following information should also be included: Contact person’s name, e-mail address, and telephone number, along with the name of the student organization. OCA will then contact you to verify your reservation.
NOTE: Student organizations must be recognized by the Office of Campus Activities in order to utilize a sandwich board.
Activities Unlimited is held the first week of Fall and Spring terms during Welcome Back Week. This student organization fair allows groups to share who they are with the greater campus population by distributing information, talking with prospective members, and displaying pictures and other organization artifacts. Forms are sent out to all student organizations about signing up for a table. There are limited spaces, and every one of our couple hundred groups will not be able to secure a table. Therefore, we highlight recommend that student organizations respond quickly when it is time to sign up for the Activities Unlimited student organization fair.
Word of Mouth
The best way to promote your organization is always word of mouth. The greater buzz you can create about your organization or your event the better. So talk it up to those you know. When you talk, talk positively and create interest so your friends tell their friends and so on.
Chalking Policy: Only washable chalk can be used to chalk on campus. All other paints, markers, and other writing instruments are not permitted to ‘chalk’ on campus, with the exception of the Fraternity and Sorority reserved blocks located along Lancaster Walk (33rd and 32nd Streets).
Because of the labor and maintenance associated with chalk clean-up, chalking is not permitted
in certain areas around campus:
- Chalking is not permitted on areas with pavers (bricks), such as the Korman Quad, Ross
Commons Patio, Rush Building Courtyard, North Hall Fountain area, Katherine Drexel
Park, the Alumni Garden to the east of Creese Student Center, and the courtyard between
CAT and LeBow Engineering Center.
- At the Creese Student Center, groups may chalk on the sidewalk areas only, not on the
paved walks. At Ross Commons, groups may chalk on the outside sidewalk areas as
- Chalk messages must be on horizontal sidewalk surfaces or on the chalk wall at Nesbitt.
Chalking is also not permitted on any building, with the exception of the Nesbitt Hall Design Arts Annex.
- Additionally, chalking is not permitted on the ground area outside of MacAllister Hall
between the Bookstore entrance, Mandell Theater entrance and the Dining Hall atrium.
Consistent with the University posting policy, advertising around campus may not refer or
promote alcohol, drug, or tobacco products. Any materials of an explicit sexual nature are
prohibited as well as demeaning or degrading material to a person or group of persons and vulgar
language. Students who are chalking should also be considerate and not chalk over another
organizations announcement. The University will clean up chalked areas around campus once
the event being publicized has occurred. The University also holds the authority to clean-up any
chalking that is not consistent with this policy. Any group that writes a chalk message that
requires more than a power washing to remove will be charged appropriately for its removal.