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Miscellaneous Regulations



Smoke-free Environment
1.   Smoking on University premises is governed by the University’s Smoke-free Policy, copies of which are available on request from the Planning, Policy and Information Office.
Use of Alcohol
2.   The use of alcohol on campus is governed by the University’s Policy on the Use of Alcohol on University Premises, copies of which are available on request from the Planning, Policy and Information Office.
Noise
3.   Under delegation of the Vice-Chancellor, the Director of Facilities Management or the Security Manager may give directions from time to time, at his or her discretion, to control excessive noise on University premises and to give effect to any requirements relating to noise in the University’s Environmental Policy.
Children on Campus
4.   The safety and supervision of children on University premises are governed by the University’s Children on Campus Policy, copies of which are available on request from the Planning, Policy and Information Office.
Freedom from Harassment and Sexual Harassment
5.   The University of Waikato is committed to providing a work and study environment that is free from any form of harassment, including sexual harassment. Copies of the University’s Sexual Harassment and Harassment Policy, which assists in the resolution of any harassment complaint made by any member of the University community against any other member, are available on request from the Planning, Policy and Information Office, Harassment Contact People, Student and Academic Services Division, and Human Resource Management Division. The University has a contact network of trained staff and students whose role is to explore options and offer support.
Advertising and Commercial Activities
6.   Advertising and commercial activities generally, including hawking and canvassing, affixing of notices to vertical and horizontal surfaces, and the affixing of notices onto motor vehicles, are permitted on University premises only with the specific permission of the Director of Facilities Management, Security Manager or Grounds Manager.
7.   Any advertising which is by way of posters or notices is subject to the requirements of regulation 8.
Student Notices
8.   Student notices, generally no larger than A3, may be posted on general University noticeboards. Notices that are posted on noticeboards in such a manner that they take up excessive space will be removed.
9.   Notices posted on specially labelled noticeboards or other places (such as walls, doors or ceilings, poles and motor vehicles), without the permission of the Director of Facilities Management, will be removed.
Animals
10.   No animal may be taken into University buildings without the permission of the Director of Facilities Management.
11.   Animals are permitted on the University grounds only if they are under the direct control of their owner and, in the case of dogs, on a short hand-held leash.
Golf
12.   Golf is not permitted on University grounds, except under regulation 13.
13.   An exception to regulation 12 is made in the case of groups organised through the School of Education, which will make safety arrangements to the satisfaction of the Grounds Manager, the Health and Safety Co-ordinator, and/or Security Manager.
Skateboarding and Roller Skating
14.   Skateboarding and the use of inline roller skates on University grounds is not permitted in officially designated and sign-posted areas of the campus where they are considered to be hazardous either to the users or to other people or property or motor vehicle traffic in the vicinity.
15.   Any University staff member or contracted employee is entitled to require skateboarders or inline roller skaters to move away from these sign-posted areas.
16.   Any University staff member or contracted employee is entitled to require skateboarders or inline roller skaters to move away from any areas of the University grounds if the activity, while not necessarily hazardous, is annoying or disruptive.
17.   If the skateboarders or inline roller skaters do not comply with the request of the staff member or contracted employee in relation to sections 14, 15 and 16 of these regulations, then that staff member or contracted employee should call the University security office for additional support in fulfilling their request.
Trespass
18.   The authority to issue trespass notices is delegated by the Vice-Chancellor to the Director of Facilities Management, the Group Manager Facilities, and the Security Manager. No one else may issue a trespass notice on behalf of the University without the authority of the Vice-Chancellor.