Leaders approve interim policy for chalking on campus

An interim policy regarding chalking on campus will take effect Monday, Nov. 11.

The interim policy restricts chalking on campus to registered student organizations publicizing an upcoming event open to all students. Any chalking must include, but also be limited to, the event title (seven words or less), location and time, and name of the sponsoring student organization. The interim policy, available in ISU's Policy Library, mirrors the University of Iowa's chalking on campus policy.

Facilities planning and management staff will remove all chalking that doesn't comply with the interim policy.

Until now, Iowa State hasn't had a policy with specific provisions regarding chalking. The interim policy was adopted as a result of the escalating volume of chalking on campus in recent years. University administrators plan to work with student government to explore a permanent chalking policy.