In response to increasing levels of concern about the
numbers of flyers on campus, the Student Affairs Committee recently approved a
new posting policy for campus buildings.
The committee, a governance group comprised of faculty,
staff, and students, was alerted to a number of concerns. Because of the sheer
number of flyers, often for the same event, members of the Stritch
community expressed “poster fatigue” and were having a difficult time finding
information important to them.
The amount of paper also had become inconsistent
with Stritch’s environmental values, as the previous posting policy was
written long before the digital monitors were a reality. The change in policy
takes into account the installation of the digital monitors around campus.
This policy change is also taking place in conjunction
with the new StritchNews section of the redesigned www.stritch.edu,
which went live on Oct. 8. Specific
landing pages now exist for both students and university employees, making the
university news and events most relevant to each audience only one click away. This
new communications vehicle allows for the dynamic display of content – text,
photos, videos, etc. – and utilizes the improved navigation and information
architecture of the site.
Under the new policy, all posters and flyers will be submitted to the
Student Development/Dean of Students office for approval. Approved flyers and
posters will be put in designated posting areas, mostly on bulletin boards. As
part of a more coordinated effort between print and digital displays, posters
submitted to the Dean of Students office can be placed on the StritchNews
events calendar and also placed on the digital monitors when appropriate. The policy is available in MyStritch under
the Stritch Resources tab (login required).
The recommended posting policy was shared with Student
Government Association leadership, Student Development, deans, University
Communications, and the administrative cabinet.
While the University transitions into this new policy, a student worker
will post all flyers.
Any questions regarding the posting policy can be directed
to Chris Robinson, vice president of student development/dean of
students, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the
digital monitors can be directed to email@example.com.