35.5 Prohibitions in Use of Facilities

(Amended 9/92; 10/94; 9/98; 9/99; 2/00; 7/07; 10/07; 7/1/08; 12/09; 2/10; 8/10; 12/13; 8/24/15; President 3/15/21)
  1. Casual users. Casual users of University facilities shall not disturb or disrupt persons in adjacent buildings, and such users are expected not to damage or destroy any property, and must not cause any litter or other nuisance. Casual users are not permitted to use any electronic sound amplification system or equipment. 
  2. Tobacco-free campus policy. The University of Iowa is a tobacco-free facility. Use of tobacco, as defined in II-38, is prohibited in any building, vehicle, or outdoor area owned, leased, or controlled by the University. See II-38 University of Iowa Policy on a Tobacco-Free Campus. (See also IAC [681]12.6.)
  3. Food and beverages. Food and beverages shall be consumed in academic buildings only in areas designated by the responsible administrative (e.g., collegiate, departmental) unit. (See also IAC [681]12.7 and V-26 University of Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Service Guidelines and Procedures.) 
  4. Obscene materials. As defined by Iowa Code Chapter 728, obscene materials may be disseminated or exhibited in campus facilities only if:
    1. appropriate steps are taken to prevent their dissemination or exhibition to minors located inside and outside the facility; or
    2. the materials are being used for such educational or artistic purposes as would be permitted under Iowa Code 728 and do not constitute child pornography under federal or state law.
  5. Animals in buildings. Animals are not permitted in any University building or structure, and if found are subject to impoundment. Exceptions from this general prohibition include service animals, experimental subjects, approved animals in University student housing, or certified therapy animals at UI Health Care or in other events or programs as approved by the appropriate vice president.
  6. Grilling. Individuals and unauthorized groups may not conduct grilling on campus except as specifically allowed. Individuals may grill for tailgating during football games in designated parking lots where tailgating is allowed to occur. Guidelines are outlined on the Campus Safety fire safety web page or the Risk Management web page. University departments, vendors, and recognized student organizations that adhere to the procedures are allowed to conduct outdoor grilling in approved locations.

(See also IAC [681]12.6 and [681]12.7.)