Use of University Facilities

Space Management is delegated the authority and responsibility to govern space use and schedule academic and State-owned, controlled and operated campus space on behalf of Sacramento State. Space Management is responsible for centrally and consistently coordinating the use of University controlled facilities for classes, final examinations, and events and for implementing and communicating space use charges and terms and conditions in agreement with State, Chancellor's Office, and University policy.

Space Management authorizes and approves the availability of appropriate University facilities and outdoor space for the scheduling of activities. The primary University department that is assigned dedicated instructional space and Space Management will together determine the availability for scheduling, special equipment requirements, use constraints, and capacities for those types of spaces.

To ensure the proper and non-redundant scheduling of University controlled facilities, campus programs and departments and external third parties shall work with Space Management to formally request and schedule the desired space and coordinate related services. Customers accept responsibility for payment of all event related charges which may include charges for use of facilities, energy use, cleanup, and other services.

Typically, facilities that support a specific college or department instructional program are not available for use by another program. However, if a non-controlling department requests use of facilities that are allocated to another, Space Management will schedule the use of those facilities only after obtaining the controlling college's/department's approval. Upon approval, customers may proceed in directly contacting that college or department to work out any required facility use details.

Failure to include Space Management in space planning efforts can create unwanted, uncontrolled, and unnecessary liabilities for Sacramento State. It can also result in scheduling conflicts, inaccuracies of calendared events, and other undesirable difficulties for the group wishing to use the space and for the University. Please refer to Procedures for Requesting Space for more information.

University facilities are available to community groups and organizations when not needed for University programs. In order to qualify for use of University facilities, an organization must meet the eligibility requirements below and contact Space Management at least 60 days in advance of the event start date. Space Management will provide the space request form to the external group after the group's eligibility has been verified and campus space has been tentatively approved. Please note that University facilities are not available on holidays when the Sacramento State campus is closed.

An organization must fall in one of the following categories:

  1. A governmental agency;
  2. A non-profit, charitable, educational, or character-building organization;
  3. A group or individual who will use the facility for educational or non-commercial uses.

Note: Events for profit are not typically within University policy unless they are of a fundraising nature for the University.

Additional requirements include:

  1. Eligibility status of off campus groups and organizations will be reviewed. Proof of eligibility (such as 501c3 determination letter from IRS) may be required.
  2. An event must be related to the University’s broad educational mission.
  3. Space is scheduled on a semester basis (winter, spring, summer, fall). A separate Request to Use University Facilities form must be submitted for a requested date that overlaps into another semester.
  4. Each request for use of facilities is generally limited to a maximum of four dates per semester.
  5. A completed and signed request form for a reservation that has already been tentatively approved by phone by Space Management, must be received in Space Management no later than 40 working days prior to the beginning date of the event. Initial phone contact is required at least 2 months (60 days) in advance of the event.
  6. Facility rental and service fees apply. Appropriate deposit must be paid, insurance requirement must be met, and a contract must be signed prior to the event or the confirmed reservation is null and void. The remaining fee balance will be invoiced after the event.
  7. All requirements as stated in the terms and conditions (PDF) for use of University facilities must be met.

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