Facility Regulations

All Student Center events and patrons are subject to center policies, Georgia State University rules, regulations and state laws. The Student Center maintains the right to cancel without advance notice to any event not in compliance with these regulations.

It is the responsibility of the person requesting use of Student Center facilities and services to ensure that events and patrons are in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Building Access
For your safety, security, and convenience, the Student Center building managers conduct periodic rounds throughout the facilities and must be able to enter all spaces at any given time. Doors to event spaces must remain unlocked and free of obstruction while events are in progress.

Hallways and Stairwells
In compliance with fire and safety codes, hallways and stairwells must be free and clear of unauthorized items. An unauthorized item is defined as anything that is not a permanent Student Center authorized item such as a trash receptacle. Easels, display boards, and other items are not to be placed in hallways and stairwells without special approval from the associate director for programs and services.

Lounges, Meeting Rooms and Other Common Areas
Lounges, meeting rooms and other common areas are intended for use by the university community and recognized guests. Individuals or groups without authorized approval to use Student Center facilities are prohibited from doing so and will be asked to leave.

Trash Receptacles
Only Student Center trash receptacles should be placed in common areas. Other receptacles should remain in their respective offices, rooms, and suites. Organizations or groups that generate excessive trash are responsible for its disposal.

Personal Sound Devices
No portable personal audio devices, MP3 players, compact disc players, radios, instruments or other sound devices may be operated without personal earphones in the public areas of the Student Center, Library Plaza, Unity Plaza or Urban Life Plaza without prior approval.
No animals other than trained service animals are permitted in the Student Center without prior approval from the Student Center director. Requests for exceptions should be sent in writing to the director at least 10 business days before the event.
Donations and Collections
The use of collection boxes for money or other items, such as canned goods, clothing, etc., in the Student Center requires advance approval from the associate director for building administration. Only chartered student organizations may request permission to set up donation sites in the center.
Disruptive Behavior
All individuals using Student Center facilities are to act responsibly. Individuals who display disruptive, dangerous or inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave and may be prohibited from using center facilities in the future.
The use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on all property owned, leased or used by Georgia State University, including the Student Center. This includes, but is not limited to, all offices, leased spaces, doorways, meeting rooms, restrooms, dining areas, and loading docks. Tobacco use is also prohibited within 25 feet of all university building entrances and exits.

Use or possession of illegal drugs in the Student Center is strictly prohibited.

Gambling in any form is not permitted in the Student Center.

Roller Blades, Skateboards and Bicycles
Rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles and similar devices are not to be operated in the Student Center.

Damage and Loss
All individuals using Student Center facilities are expected to take reasonable steps to ensure proper care of its buildings and equipment. Accidental damage, repair and replacement costs are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.

Property Removal
Student Center property, such as art, audiovisual equipment, furniture, displays, flags, etc., may not be moved or removed from the facility without the approval of the associate director for building administration.

Intentional misuse, defacement or destruction of Student Center facilities or equipment is prohibited.

Fire Codes
Reserved space in the Student Center may not exceed occupancy capacity as determined by University Safety and Risk Management. Events that exceed specified capacity will be canceled for safety reasons.

Fire Alarms and Drills
Fire alarms and all other emergency equipment are provided for the protection of the public and Student Center patrons. Tampering with or misuse of emergency equipment is strictly prohibited and punishable by Georgia law. For information about what to do during a fire alarm, see Evacuation Procedures on this page.

Candles and Open Flames
The use of candles or open flames in the Student Center without prior authorization from the associate director for building administration is prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in damage fees, suspension of reservation privileges and/or cancellation of the event.

Electrical Appliances
The use of electrical appliances, such as stoves, hot plates, toaster ovens, microwaves, space heaters, etc., in the Student Center is prohibited without prior authorization from the associate director for building administration.

The Student Center Administrative Office, building manager or Information Center should be notified in the event of an emergency. All groups using the center should become familiar with fire codes and safety policies when planning an event.

Medical Emergencies
In the event of an accident or injury, contact University Police at 404-413-2100 for assistance.

Evacuation Procedures
All individuals in the Student Center will be notified of any emergency or threat to safety by an alarm, center staff or University Police. If necessary, the facility will be evacuated in a calm and orderly fashion.

In case of evacuation:

  • All persons are required to evacuate the facility when an alarm sounds.
  • Use the stairs, not the elevator, in evacuation situations.
  • All persons must remain outside the facility until instructed to return.