12.70 – Use of NMSU Facilities

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 12 | Physical Asset Management

Rule Administrator:

Last Updated: Not Available



Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 9.50 A–E

A. Academic Purpose

Classrooms and other academic space at the university will be used primarily for academic purposes for the benefit of an academic program.


B. Limited Non-Academic Use

Under limited circumstances, academic areas may be used for non-academic purposes.  The goals of the organization wishing to use the facilities must be consistent with the mission and goals of the university.  Large-scale events or those with liability concerns might require the presence of an organizational advisor and/or liability insurance.  Building use fees may be charged as follows:  (1) recognized university organizations will not be charged a fee; (2) not-for-profit organizations may be charged a minimal fee; and (3) for-profit ventures will be charged a fee.


C. Personal Gain and Competition with NMSU Prohibited

University facilities may not be used to teach students for private gain or in programs which compete directly with university-supported programs.


D. Keys and Locks

Employees of Facilities and Services are instructed not to open locked doors for any individual.  The locksmith shop will respond and open doors upon confirming the identification of the requestor and securing permission from the department head.  Any new keys will be delivered to the department head for issuance.


E. Use of Community College Facilities

The community college campus executive officers are responsible for assigning space in the following priorities:  academic instruction, continuing community education sponsored by the community college, student organizations, and community organizations.  The campus executive officers are authorized to refuse use of the facilities on a case-by-case basis and charge a user fee as deemed necessary.