Election Activity

We purpose to make the voting process simpler for our faculty, staff, and students. It includes information for in-state and out-of-state residents, candidates for office, and those who wish to sponsore election-related events on campus.

Our Commitment

Fayetteville State University is a strong supporter of student involvement in the voting process.  Registered student organizations are encouraged to hold voter registration drives, as well as host voter education forums and invite candidates to campus events.  However, as a state institution every voting related activity is scrutinized to ensure non-partisanship and fair, equal treatment of all candidates.  

To that end, we ask that all candidates adhere to policies regarding political campaigning on campus.  These policies and our implementation are based on North Carolina General Statutes Section 126-13 and 126-14.  These policies apply to FSU faculty, staff, and students as well as individuals external to FSU.  The policies are not intended to limit discussion among faculty, administrators, and other State employees regarding political or campaign issues, or candidates, or to limit debate.

Policy Summary

1. The campus free speech zone is located in front of the Rudolph Jones Student Center.  You and/or your campaign staff may distribute campaign materials in this area only.

2. You may not register voters on campus.  The only entities approved for voter registration are registered student organizations.

3. Flyers may not be posted on campus.  This includes poles, classrooms, trees, building interiors and exteriors, and any office exterior doors or windows.

4. Candidates, campaign staff and volunteers may not interrupt classes to promote campaigns/events/candidate.

5. Sponsors of student-sponsored campus events related to voting/voting education must extend an invitation to all candidates for a particular office, if they plan to invite one.  The event may proceed if the other candidates decline the invitation. 

6. The University logo and/or any other registered trademarks may not be used in association with any campaign literature.

7. We would consider it a courtesy if you inform us of your plans to be on campus.  You may do so by calling (910) 672-1685 or sending an email to wtfountain01@uncfsu.edu.