University-Student Union Reservation Policies and Procedures

The purpose of this section is to acquaint student organizations with the services and facilities available at the University-Student Union (U-SU) and to outline the general policies and procedures governing facility use. The Information & Event Services Office is located on the first floor of the U-SU. All reservations and set-ups related to the University-Student Union are processed there. The best service and assignment of facilities is made with advance planning. The staff is available to assist you in making your event successful. It is suggested that you consult with the Information & Event Services staff prior to making definite plans to ensure facility and equipment availability.

Student Organizations must be in good standing and officially recognized by the University through the Center for Student Involvement. Only designated members listed on the Officer Information Form will be allowed to make reservations in U-SU facilities. With the exception of the organization’s general membership meetings and walkway information tables, all reservations require a completed Event Registration Form as provided by the Center for Student Involvement.

  1. BUILDING OPERATING HOURS
  2. GENERAL STATEMENT & GUIDELINES
  3. CONDUCT & RESPONSIBILITY OF SPONSORS
  4. RESERVATION PROCESS
  5. RESERVATION PAYMENT, PRE-PAYMENT, & INVOICING FOR EVENTS
  6. STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
  7. U-SU PLAZA AND STAGE
  8. CANCELATIONS & NO SHOWS  
  9. BANNERS, POSTERS & FLYERS           
  10. DECORATIONS
  11. PROCEDURES FOR A DANCE        
  12. EXHIBIT EVENTS
  13. CAMPUS ALCOHOL POLICY
  14. SPECIAL SERVICES
  15. HOW TO SCHEDULE A FOOD TRUCK FUNDRAISER IN THE U-SU PLAZA 

BUILDING OPERATING HOURS
The U-SU is budgeted to operate six (6) days a week during the academic semester as follows (summer session, winter session and semester break hours may vary):

Monday – Friday   

7:00am  -  10:00pm

Saturday

7:00am  -  7:00pm

Sunday  

CLOSED    

Special extended operating hours can be arranged with applicable facility operating charges. To extend normal operating hours (earlier opening or late closing) OR to open during a closed date, the charges are $90.00 per hours. The breakdown of the charges is as follows:

Extended Building Hours:   

 $45.00    Per hour

U-SU Personnel:   

 $45.00    Per hour

Total:    

 $90.00   

GENERAL STATEMENT AND GUIDELINES

  • Scheduling of all University-Student Union (U-SU) facilities and equipment is arranged through the Information and Event Services Office.
  • All functions scheduled for use in the U-SU are subject to the approval by the Union Executive Director or designee.
  • The Information & Event Services Office schedules space on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The Information and Event Services Office reserves the right to:
    • Reassign facilities in order to maximize efficient and effective use of its facilities.
    • Cancel an event or modify the extent of services provided in the event of utility interruptions, campus emergencies, and threat of imminent danger or natural disasters.
    • The Information and Event Services Office will make an effort to notify the sponsor if reassignment is necessary.

CONDUCT AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SPONSORS

  • Event sponsors are defined as U-SU Board of Directors, Administration, Programs and Tenants, ASI, CSULA Divisions, Departments and Offices, registered CSULA Student Organizations and off-campus groups or individuals.
  • Applicable fees may apply and are dependent on the scope of any event.
  • Sponsors using U-SU facilities must restore them to original condition.
  • Sponsors reserving space in the U-SU are responsible for the behavior of their guests and members.
  • Student Organizations must be in good standing and officially recognized by the U- SU Center for Student Involvement. Failure to do so by the established deadline date, will automatically void all reservation privileges and all standing reservations will be canceled.
  • No sponsor of any type may reserve space on behalf of another sponsor, group, or individual. Sponsors violating this policy may be subject to applicable rate charges and/or suspension of facility reservation privileges.
  • It is agreed that any charges arising from the use of the U-SU facilities will be billed to the organization or individual indicated on the reservation confirmation, and will remain the obligation of the individual until paid. This will include any theft or property damage occurring from the use of the facility under the provisions of this agreement.
  • Sponsors using the U-SU facilities must have their reservation confirmation in his or her possession at the time of occupancy and present, upon request, as evidence that proper arrangements for occupancy have been made.
  • The sponsor reserving the space must be the primary organizer of the event and must be present at the event to assist in event management and coordination.
  • Event details, including changes in set-up, equipment and staffing, must be finalized no later than two (2) business days prior to the event date or will be subject to late fees to cover costs for unscheduled labor.
  • All sponsors must ensure that food and beverage items must be picked up and properly disposed. Direct cleaning expenses may be billed to the sponsor at the discretion of the on duty Building Manager if excessive cleaning of the room(s) is required above and beyond the normal cleaning conducted.
  • The U-SU strongly encourages sponsors to obtain insurance, and may, at its sole discretion, require that insurance be provided for certain events.

Co-Sponsorships
When groups falling into two different fee categories elect to co-sponsor an event, the higher facility rate shall be used to determine fees.
The person reserving space for organization must be the primary organizer and contact person for the event. Event sponsors and organization members must be present during the entire event.
Student Clubs and Organizations recognized by the Center for Student Involvement are not permitted to reserve space for the purpose of a campus department or off-campus function.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of event attendees must be students for the event to be scheduled as a Student Club and Organization sponsored event.
The sponsoring organization/individual is responsible for the conduct of all participants as well as others attending the event.

RESERVATION PROCESS
Reservation Timeline
U-SU facilities may be reserved by the U-SU Board of Directors, Administration, Program and Tenants, ASI, CSULA Divisions, Departments and Offices, registered CSULA Student Organizations and off-campus groups/individuals. Please note that applicable fees may apply and are dependent on the scope of any event. Reservation timeline eligibility is determined in the following order:

  1. One Year in Advance: U-SU Board of Directors, Administration, Programs and U-SU Tenants, ASI, all official university functions (i.e. Commencement, Honors Convocation, etc.).
  2. Nine Months in Advance: CSULA Registered Student Organizations
  3. Six Months in Advance: CSULA Academic Departments/Administrative Offices
  4. Five Months in Advance: Off-Campus Groups/Individuals

General Event Reservations
All reservation inquiries require a completed Meeting Room Request Form and/or Student Organization Event Registration Form. Space will not be placed on hold or entered in the operating system without proper forms having been submitted first. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Reservation requests can be made in person, via fax (for on-campus departments and off- campus sponsors only), or online.

Information such as the name of the sponsoring club, organization, department, or individual is required to determine group classification and applicable meeting space rental rates. Only authorized individuals that are specified on department contact lists may make reservations. This authorization includes the approval of fees and charges associated with any reservation. Please note that applicable fees may apply and are dependent on the scope of any event.

*Available hours for meeting room reservations are 7:30am – 9:30pm (weekdays), 7:30am-6:30pm (Saturday)*

Event Details
To allow for proper scheduling and staffing, event details must be finalized ten (10) business days prior to the event. This includes any special arrangements such as complex audio/visual requirements, telephone or data lines, production technicians, lighting, etc.

Changes in the physical set-up of reserved space must be submitted to the Information & Event Services Office no later than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the event. Labor charges will be incurred (depending on the extent of the change) if changes are requested less than forty- eight (48) hours prior to the event

Catering/Food Service 
The dispensing of food or beverages of any type at an event open to the public in U-SU facilities requires the submittal of a Temporary Food Facility Permit. Applicants will receive a copy of the food safety guidelines published by the University’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH & S) Department, and will be expected to comply with the requirements.
Campus groups/individuals wishing to dispense prepackaged food or beverages of any type at events not open to the public in U-SU facilities may do so by informing the Information & Event Services Office in writing at least ten (10) business days prior to the event.

The University Auxiliary Services (UAS) Golden Eagle Hospitality and the Information & Event Services Office may also request further information about proposed food operations.

The EH&S Department reserves the right to inspect food handling at the event. All groups/individuals are expected to leave the room in the condition in which it was found. Food and beverage items must be picked up and properly disposed of. Linen must be placed on all catering tables and can be reserved through the Information & Event Services office for a fee. Direct cleaning expenses will be billed to the group/individual if excessive cleaning of the room is required about and beyond the normal cleaning conducted.

Catering Fees
Reservations that have catering will be assessed a catering/cleaning fee by the Information & Event Services Office. Catering in the U-SU is defined as the dispensing or consumption of food or beverages of any type at an event open or not open to the public. The fee structure is on a per person basis as follows:

  • Breakfast:    $0.25 per person
  • Lunch:    $0.50 per person
  • Dinner:    $0.75 per person

The rate that will be assessed will be determined at the time of the reservation request.

Cleaning Fees
For events utilizing all of the U-SU facilities, a $150.00 minimum cleaning fee will be charged. The need to charge is dependent upon the scope of the reservation. In general, a minimum cleaning fee may be charged if an event sponsor fails to conduct minimum cleaning upon the conclusion of the event or if additional cleaning is required due to damage as a result of an event.

Estimated minimum cleaning fees:

Los Angeles Room ABC: 

$150.00

Alhambra, San Gabriel, Pasadena, and Montebello Rooms:

$75.00 

El Monte, Board Room N&S:      

$50.00

U-SU Plaza & U-SU Theater: 

$100.00

In the event that cleaning labor charges exceed the estimated minimums established, the event sponsor will be billed for the actual expenses.

Note: Linen
Linen may be reserved through the Information & Event Services Office (for a fee and is based upon availability) or provided by the sponsor or approved caterer. Linen and tables skirts reserved through the Information & Event Services Office will be set on catering tables by Student Union personnel. Linen orders must be made at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. Linen can be provided for other tables but is not required. For more information and prices, contact the Information & Event Services Office.

Reservation Confirmations
Once a reservation is made, a Reservation Confirmation will be provided to the person making the reservation for confirmation and signature. A copy of the Reservation Confirmation will be given to the sponsor and the signed copy of the Reservation Confirmation will be kept on file in the Information & Event Services Office. A reservation is not official and/or confirmed unless a Reservation Confirmation has been generated by the Information & Event Services Office and signed by the reservation contact.

Reservations requiring payment, ticket agreements, alcohol serving permits, catering approval and/or insurance, are considered “tentative” until all appropriate documents and approvals have been obtained. Reservations are subject to automatic cancellation if the supporting documents are not submitted by the established deadline date.

Reservation Confirmations will reflect an estimate of charges (if applicable). The charges noted on the confirmation are estimates only, and final charges may be significantly different depending on the scope of the event. In some cases, a deposit or pre-payment of the estimated charges may be required prior to when the full payment is due.

Reservations must be confirmed in person at the Information & Event Services Office or via fax within two (2) business days of when the reservation was made by signing the reservation confirmation. All reservations are tentative until the Information & Event Services Office has received a signed copy of the reservation confirmation.   

Events Considered Major Events
Reservations considered major events require the approval of the U-SU Executive Director or designee. Requests must be made in writing. Major events are categorized as events utilizing more than four (4) rooms simultaneously or are on more than one day.
Major event reservation requests must be made in writing and should include the pertinent details as requested on the Meeting Room Request Form and/or Student Organization Event Registration Form. Major event reservation requests are considered and facilities assigned based on the following factors:

  1. Date submitted
  2. Nature of event
  3. Number of students affected by or involved with the event
  4. Interest of event to the University at large
  5. Comparison of facilities requested with those available elsewhere.
  6. Preference is given to requests for annual events that require months of advanced planning (as determined by Information & Event Services staff).

RESERVATION PAYMENT, PRE-PAYMENT, & INVOICING FOR EVENTS
Off-Campus Reservations

  • Reservations cancelled more than thirty (30) days in advance, one-hundred percent (100%) of deposit will be refunded.
  • Reservations cancelled less than thirty (30) days in advance, but more than two (business days), fifty percent (50%) of collected fees will be refunded.
  • Reservations cancelled less than two (2) business days prior to the event will not be refunded.

On-Campus Reservations

  • Reservations cancelled more than ten (10) business days in advance will not be invoiced.
  • Reservations cancelled less than ten (10) business days in advance, but more than two (2) business days will be invoiced for fifty percent (50%) of meeting space rental fee.
  • Reservations cancelled less than two (2) business days prior to the event, will be invoiced in full.  If a purchase order has been deposited in lieu of payment, the sponsor will be billed for the total charges.

Payment and Pre-Payment for Events

  • Reservations requested more than thirty (30) days in advance will require a fifty percent (50%) deposit at the time of the reservation request and full payment no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event or via a Purchase Order.
  • Reservations requested less than thirty (30) days in advance will require full payment within five (5) business days after the reservation is requested.
  • Reservations requested less than five (5) business days will require payment in full at the time of the reservation request. 
  • For events involving ticket sales, charges such as room rent, cleaning, labor, etc., an amount will be deducted from the gross ticket sales and the balance will be paid via check to the sponsoring organization. Check processing will take approximately ten (10) business days. If the amount collected from ticket sales does not cover expenses, the sponsoring organization will be required to pay the difference. 
  • Reservations will be considered tentative and subject to cancellation until charges are paid in full.

Invoicing For Events

  • Invoices are processed within five (5) business days after the event date. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. 
  • Prior event charges for the U-SU and University facilities must be paid in full before any subsequent facility usage by the same group will be approved.
  • If applicable, an estimate of charges will be printed on the reservation confirmation at the time the reservation is made. Potential charges include the room rental, staff/personnel, extended hours, cleaning, AV equipment and linen fees. 
  • Final charges may be significantly different than the original estimate depending on the scope of the event. *If payment is made by check and the check is not honored, a $25.00 service charge will be assessed. The original charges and the service fee must then be paid with cash, money order, or cashier’s check.*
  • If applicable, an estimate of charges will be printed on the reservation confirmation at the time the reservation is made. Potential charges include the room rental, staff/personnel, extended hours, cleaning, AV equipment and linen fees.
  • Final charges may be significantly different than the original estimate depending on the scope of the event. If payment is made by check and the check is not honored, a $25.00 service charge will be assessed. The original charges and the service fee must then be paid with cash, money order, or cashier’s check.
  • Certain events may be eligible for waived room rental fees (other fees are applicable). Interested sponsors must complete a Facility Use Fund application, available at the Information and Event Services Office, and submit it for review no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event. All applications are subject to the approval of the U-SU Executive Director or designee.

STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Student Clubs/Organizations must be in good standing and officially recognized by the University through the Center for Student Involvement. Only designated members listed on the Officer Information Form will be allowed to make reservations in U-SU facilities.

With the exception of the organization’s general membership meetings and walkway information tables, all reservations require a completed Event Registration Form as provided by the Center for Student Involvement.

Weekly/Bi-Weekly Meeting
Student Organizations requesting reservations for weekly or bi-weekly meetings may submit their request beginning five (5) weeks before the first day of the semester. These types of reservations are exempt from room rental.
Meeting type:

  • Dictate that the meeting is held on the same day, same time, and same location, based on availability.
  • Must be held in one meeting space only.
  • Cannot exceed two (2) hours in duration.

University classrooms can be requested for use by student clubs and organizations for weekly/ bi-weekly meetings only. The request(s) should be submitted to the Information & Event Services Office, if room requested is not a U-SU meeting room, request is then sent over to the campus scheduling office for availability and confirmation. Please allow up to 10 business days for classroom requests.

Walkway Information Tables
The Union Plaza Tabling and Walkway spaces are available exclusively for student organizations and clubs to provide the campus community with information regarding their club or organization, its activities or issues of concern.

On-campus and Off-campus sponsors are not permitted to reserve tabling spaces in the Union Plaza. Those interested in walkway information tables should contact the campus Facilities Use Coordinator for designated areas on campus where tabling is permitted.

Parameters

  • Tables must be reserved through the Information & Event Services at least ten (10) business days prior to the date of the tabling event.
  • Sponsors are prohibited from approaching or attempting to stop individuals on the walkway. Representatives must distribute information from behind their reserved table.
  • Sponsors are prohibited from soliciting donations.
  • Food and Beverages may not be dispensed without prior approval from the Information & Event Services, U.A.S. U.A.S. Golden Eagle Hospitality Services, and the Environmental Health and Safety Department. Required forms are available at the Information & Event Services Office.
  • Unlimited reservations for the U-SU Plaza or Union Walkway can be made (only 1 table will be provided).
  • The standard set up in the designated U-SU Plaza spaces are one (1) 6x30 foot table and two chairs.
  • The U-SU does not provide equipment to locations outside of the U-SU Plaza.
  • Request for External Tabling, outside of the U-SU Plaza and U-SU Walkway (i.e. the bookstore, library, main walkway, etc.), should be submitted through Information & Event Services. These requests are then submitted to the campus Facilities Use Coordinator for scheduling and confirmation.

U-SU PLAZA STAGE
The U-SU Plaza Stage is a designated public free speech area on campus. It is available for public use on a first come, first served basis without a reservation for non-amplified public and free speech activities unless previously reserved. Users must comply with all University and U- SU policies.

Student Organizations and other on-campus entities may reserve the Union Plaza Stage for programming through the Information & Event Services Office. Equipment (tables, chairs, AV) can be arranged at the time the reservation is made and no later than two (2) days prior to the event. Equipment rental fees may be in effect if applicable. Reservations for the Union Plaza Stage are not available during Finals Week or when there are concurrent or conflicting events on the campus.
AV Technicians are required to support events scheduled in the U-SU Plaza Stage and U-SU Multi-Purpose Theater. The charge for AV Techs is $15.00 per hour and they are scheduled at a minimum of two (2) hour increments.

Outdoor Amplified Sound
Amplified sound is allowed from 10:00am – 9:00pm, Monday – Friday and 10:00am – 6:00 pm on Saturdays (one event per day for a maximum of 2 hours). Special permission for outdoor amplified sound must be obtained from the Operations Director or designee. Sound will be monitored and cannot exceed 80 decibels.

Outdoor amplification is not allowed during Finals Week or when there are concurrent or conflicting events on the campus.

Complimentary Reservations
A maximum of eight (8) complimentary reservations can be made per semester. These reservations are applicable for single use rooms and one-time single events, and are based on availability.

One-time single events are allowed up to a maximum of four (4) meeting rooms and cannot exceed four (4) hours in duration. If the one-time single event occurs on two (2) consecutive days, then the two (2) days are considered as two (2) complimentary reservations.
NOTE: Unused complimentary reservations cannot be carried over to the next semester. Student organizations may request additional reservations above their complimentary reservations by submitting a written request to the U-SU Executive Director or designee one (1) month prior to the requested date. There is no charge for audio/visual equipment; however, labor, security, or cleaning fees may be assessed depending on the scope of the event.

CANCELLATION AND NO-SHOWS

The Information & Event Services office reserves the right to cancel reservations without notice if required permits, event details or payments have not been submitted by the deadlines specified above.

Complimentary Reservations
Reservations must be canceled by the individual whose name appears on the reservation confirmation, no later than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the event.
Reservations canceled within forty-eight (48) hours of the event will be considered a No-Show and will count as a complimentary reservation.

No-Show Procedure
The following procedures will be enforced for recognized clubs/organizations in the event of a No-Show:

  • First Occurrence: The Information and Event Services office will send an e-mail notification of warning to the club/organization outlining the No-Show policy. The club/organization’s advisor and a representative from the U-SU Center for Student Involvement will be copied on the e- mail.
  • Second Occurrence: The club/organization will be suspended from making any new reservations for a period of 10 weeks. For meeting room no shows, if the club/organization wishes to reinstate reservation privileges, they must pay fifty percent (50%) of the on-campus meeting space rental fee for reserved space. Tabling no-shows cannot be re-instated. The Information & Event Services office will send an e-mail notification to the club/organization outlining the No-Show policy. The club/organization’s advisor and a representative from the Center for Student Involvement will be copied on the e-mail.
  • Third Occurrence: The Information & Event Services office will send an e-mail notification of warning to the club/organization outlining the No-Show policy. The club/organization’s advisor and a representative from the Center for Student Involvement will be copied on the e-mail. Cancellation of all existing reservations in U-SU facilities, and suspension of all new reservation privileges for a period of ten (10) weeks will occur. If the club/organization wishes to reinstate existing reservations, they must pay the full on-campus meeting space rental fee for reserved space. However, payment of this fee will not reactivate the club/organization’s privileges to make new reservations for a period of 10 (10) weeks.

BANNERS, POSTERS, AND FLYERS
Banner posting or advertising is not permitted on any of the railings or balconies of the U-SU.

Unauthorized Postings

U-SU personnel will removed any materials posted on windows, doors, pillars, walls, or other unauthorized areas. Posters, flyers or other materials may not be displayed on meeting room’s walls without advance permission and instruction from the Information & Event Services Office. Groups/individuals sponsoring events in the U-SU facilities will be held responsible and charged for any damages to meeting rooms as a result of the posting of any materials.

DECORATIONS 

  • Decorations must be approved in advance by the Information & Event Services Office.
  • NO CONFETTI, GLITTER, RICE, OIL LAMPS, OR OPEN FLAMES ARE ALLOWED.
  • Candles may be allowed provided the candle and flame are enclosed in proper holders. ALL candles/holders must be approved by the Information & Event Services Office and are subject to inspection by the Operations Director or designee on the day of the event.
  • Decorations may not obstruct entrances or fire exits.
  • All decorations must be constructed of non-flammable materials.
  • Organizations should be aware that for liability reasons, the U-SU cannot provide ladders over eight (8) feel tall or allow the use of the hydraulic lift for decorating use. If such equipment is needed, a U-SU employee will be required to assist the organization and applicable labor charged must be paid by the organization.
  • It is the sponsoring organization’s responsibility to remove ALL decorations. Failure to do so will result in the assessment of a cleaning fee. Groups may make prior arrangements to pay applicable cleaning fees for the U-SU staff to remove decorations. Any damages to the facility as a result of decorations will be charged to the sponsoring organization.

PROCEDURES FOR A DANCE
Parameters
Student organizations in good standing and officially recognized by the University through the Center for Student Involvement may hold dances in the U-SU facilities (only one dance per quarter).
Student organizations must submit a completed Dance Rules and Regulations Form and an Event Registration Form as provided by CSI.
These forms may be obtained from the Information & Event Services office in U-SU Room 107
On-campus and off-campus sponsors may hold dances in the U-SU at the discretion of the Executive Director or designee.

  • Dances may only be held in the Los Angeles Room 308 ABC (maximum capacity of 300).
  • Dances are limited to Saturday evenings only.
  • Only one (1) dance per evening and weekend will be allowed.
  • No dances will be held during Finals Week.
  • All reservations must be for a minimum of four (4) hours and may not go past 12:00a.m.
  • Cal State LA students with a valid student identification card can bring two (2) guests.
  • Ticket prices specified on the Dance Rules and Regulations Form cannot be changed once the form is processed.
  • Complimentary tickets are included in the maximum capacity.
  • There is no exception to the maximum capacity due to fire and safety code

Reservation Procedures and Follow-Up:

  • Student organizations may make dance reservations nine (9) months in advance. If the nine- month cut-off falls on a weekend, the following business day will apply. Dance reservations will not be accepted if the request is made with less than one (1) month’s advance notice.
  • All dance reservations are considered tentative until the Dance Rules and Regulations Form is completed.
  • A meeting will be scheduled through the Information & Event Services office to discuss details of the event and associated fees. Information & Event Services, University Police, and two (2) of the sponsoring organization’s offices must be present at this meeting.
  • Information & Event Services will generate a Reservation Confirmation for the event.
  • The charges noted on the Reservation Confirmation are estimates only, and final charges may be significantly different depending upon the scope/outcome of the event.
  • The sponsoring organization will be required to pay for all personnel, security, cleaning, and extended building hour expenses. These expenses will be debited from the gross ticket sales collected on the night of the event. The sponsoring organization will be issued a check for the balance. Check processing will take approximately ten (10) business days. If the amount collected from ticket sales does not cover expenses, the sponsoring organization will be required to pay the difference.
  • No Admission Charge Dances
  • Student organizations that wish to sponsor a dance but will not be charging admission must follow the same parameters and procedures as stated above. The U-SU Executive Director or designee will review the proposal and make appropriate changes and recommendations before the event can be approved.
  • Staff requirements will be identical to those for dances with an admission charge. Changes in staffing requirements are at the discretion of the U-SU Executive Director or designee in consultation with the Information & Event Services office and University Police.
  • Pre-payment for staff expenses must be submitted no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event. Failure to pre-pay all estimated expenses by the deadline date will result in automatic cancellation of the dance.

Cancellation Procedures
All dances are subject to the general U-SU Cancellation Policy.

Advertising
All advertisement must conspicuously specify the dance policies (CSULA students only, two guests per CSULA student, ID required, event start/end time, and ticket prices). Drafts of all announcements, flyers and invitations must be approved by the Center for Student Involvement prior to dissemination. If non-approved promotional material is disseminated, the dance will be canceled and the sponsoring group will lose dance privileges for ten weeks.

Dance Facilitators
The sponsoring organization must provide four (4) dance facilitators. Two (2) will be positioned at the ID Check/Hand-Stamp/Wristband table, and two (2) by the search area/metal detectors (if applicable).

Dance Safety
The University’s Department of Public Safety will determine the type of security necessary based on the public safety needs of the event being held. Each event will be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine appropriate staffing. The University will assess security needs, and assess fees for security provided by the University, based only on factors that are not related to viewpoint, such as the size of the crowd expected at an event, the location of the event, the time of day when the event is held, and the availability of parking in proximity to the event. 

Estimated Dance Charges:

Student Union Fees:  

Personnel Fee    

$45.00 per hour

Extended Building Hours Fee*    

$45.00

Cleaning Fee    

$150.00

Set Up Fee    

$100.00

Dance Safety  

See Dance Safety section for more details

*Fee may be waived for fundraising events only.

EXHIBITS EVENTS
Special exhibits require the approval of the U-SU Executive Director or designee. Requests must be made in writing a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of the requested date to the Information & Event Services office. The request must contain the following information:

  • Detailed information about the exhibit (type of art, purpose of display).
  • Type of exhibit (photograph, sculpture, etc.).
  • Requested exhibit location.
  • Requested exhibit time frame.
  • Exhibits can be displayed for a maximum of five (5) business days.
  • U-SU Executive Director or designee reserves the right to grant or deny extensions.

Parameters

  • No nails, tacks, or tape are allowed.
  • Sponsor must furnish their own supplies and labor for setup and tear-down of exhibit.
  • Security arrangements must be made through the Union Meeting & Event Services Office and will be charged at current rates.
  • Exhibitor must provide signage indicating purpose of the exhibit, sponsoring organization and a telephone number for additional information.
  • Approved exhibition areas must be returned to original conditions and without damage.
  • The U-SU is not responsible for loss or damages. The U-SU reserves the right to modify the exhibit to ensure it is in compliance with the exhibit approval.

CAMPUS ALCOHOL POLICY
Alcoholic beverages may be served in the U-SU facilities with campus approval. The organization’s representative responsible for the event must complete a Request to Serve Alcoholic Beverages during an On-Campus Event Form at least (10) business days prior to the event. This form can be obtained from the Information & Event Services Office.
Once approved, a copy of the completed alcohol request form will need to be submitted to the Union Meeting and Event Services Office. The U-SU Executive Director or designee will meet with the sponsoring organization’s representative to discuss the parameters of the event.

Responsibilities
In sponsoring a function where alcoholic beverages are served, the organization/individual accepts the following responsibilities and conditions:

  • The observance of all applicable state laws, U-SU, University and CSU policies.
  • All damages incurred during the activity.
  • Any clean-up necessary to restore the facility to its original condition.
  • Maintenance of decorum appropriate to the University setting.
  • These events are to be open only to the membership of the sponsoring organization/individual and invited guests.
  • The availability of alcohol at the event may not be advertised to the public or University community.
  • At any event where alcoholic beverages are served, provisions must be provided for the distribution of non-alcoholic beverages and these should be distributed in the same manner as alcoholic beverages.

Additional Policy Information
For additional information and to obtain a copy of the Request to Serve Alcoholic Beverages During an On-Campus Event Form or for a complete copy of the Campus Administrative Procedure regarding the use of alcoholic beverages on campus, stop by the Information & Event Services Office, U-SU.

SPECIAL SERVICES
Accessibility
All U-SU facilities and programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For additional information regarding accessibility or requests for additional assistance, please contact the Information & Event Services Office, U-US. Requests for special arrangements or additional assistance should be made at least ten (10) business days prior to event with the Information & Event Services Office

Insurance
The U-SU strongly encourages all event organizers to obtain insurance for their event, and may, at its sole discretion, require that insurance be provided for any events.
If insurance is required, a certificate of insurance will be needed as proof that names the U-SU, CSULA, as additional insured with a general liability limit of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). A copy of the certificate must be submitted to the Union Meeting & Event Services Office at least one (1) week prior to the event.

HOW TO SCHEDULE A FOOD TRUCK FUNDRAISER IN THE U-SU PLAZA 

Guidelines

  • Food Truck Fundraisers (FTF) can be scheduled in the U-SU Plaza from 11am – 5pm, Monday-Friday.
  • A reservation for Plaza North will include one canopy, one table, and two chairs (pending availability).
  • Each recognized student club or org can submit one FTF request per quarter.
  • One FTF hosted by a student club or organization is allowed per week.
  • Up to two (2) food trucks maximum are allowed per event.

Instructions

  1. Complete an Event Registration Form and submit it at least ten (10) business days in advance of your event.
  2. Complete a Temporary Food Permit and attach the following documents:
    1. Copy of Food Truck’s Menu
    2. Copy of Food Truck’s Tax Registration Certificate
    3. Copy of Food Truck’s Public Health Operating Permit
    4. Attach Copy of Food Truck’s Seller’s Permit
    5. Attach Copy of Food Truck’s Certificate of Liability Insurance
      • Liability Insurance must include the University-Student Union, Cal State L.A., University Auxiliary Services, the California State University, Los Angeles, the Trustees of the California State University, the State of California, and their officers, employees, and volunteers, are named as Additional Insured.
  3. Obtain the necessary signatures for the Temporary Food Permit from the Sponsoring Organization Chairperson, the Center for Student Involvement, University Auxiliary Services, and Environmental Health & Safety. Visit Union Meeting & Event Services (U-SU 306) to check for availability and make a reservation.
  4. Visit Union Information & Event Services (U-SU 306) to check for availability and make a reservation. Bring your completed Event Registration, approved Temporary Food Permit, and other pertinent documents with you. Pending availability, you’ll be issued a Reservation Confirmation to sign and confirm the event.
  5. Take a copy of the signed Reservation Confirmation to Public Safety to purchase an Inter-Campus Permit. This permit is required to gain access to Plaza North (the designated space for food trucks) on the day of your event.