Guidelines for Student Announcements and Publicizing on Campus

These are the current guidelines for promoting student activities on campus. Please note they are subject to change. With the exception of Campus Quad, the advertising options listed below are reserved for recognized student organizations, academic departments, and other university-related activities.

CampusQuad app

Campus Quad is the preferred method for promoting student activities. You can easily create and instantly upload content and connect with other students, organizations, activities, and services with CampusQuad (CQ), a free mobile app available to all ACU students using your acu.edu email address.  Once uploaded, users can see:

  • "My Feed" - an area all about you: the events you're planning to attend, flyers you've liked in addition to a "Following" feed
  • "Happening This Week" - calendar view of everything taking place on campus this week
  • "Search" - find new people and organizations to follow and their activities
  • "Map View" - navigate events taking place on a specific day
  • "Event Management" - "Attendees" shows you who checked in for an event and who said in advance they were coming

CQ has developed its own set of Community Guidelines, which users must agree to as part of the registration process.  In addition, the ACU Student Handbook also applies to the use of CQ and now provides, “Any ACU-provided channels of communication may not be used to promote or advertise any event (on or off campus) that involves alcohol.” CQ will also allow posts to be flagged and removed by administration if necessary.

myACU Announcements

Another mode for communication and publicity is online through the myACU page. Any student group wishing to post an announcement or advertise an event that will be intended for the entire campus population should submit announcement requests for myACU.

myACU Student Events Calendar

If the advertisement is for a student event, it will be posted on the student events calendar, imbedded in the “@ACU” section of myACU. Other announcements that are not events will be posted in the student announcement section. Activities that are not hosted by Abilene Christian University or affiliated organizations may submit events for the community events calendar on myACU. These will be posted at the discretion of the Director of Student Organizations and Activities.

Submit an announcement or student event for myACU.

myACU Electronic Flyers

Students and university employees maypost electronic flyers on the log in page for myACU. Only gif, png, and jpg files are accepted. Images must be 50k or smaller in file size and a maximum width of 360 pixels. The ad will be shown on a rotating basis for the duration of the time you have requested. If you choose not to submit a log-in ad but would still like to publicize via the TV in the campus center, please contact the Campus Concierge for Powerpoint slide instructions.

Chapel Projector Screens

Members of the ACU community may create Powerpoint slides to run in Moody Coliseum before chapel. To submit a Powerpoint slide, email it to chapel@acu.edu with the dates you would like the slide run (keep in mind that chapel occurs in Moody on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Slides should be a minimum of 40 point font and in landscape position.

Campus Bulletin Boards and Kiosks

Campus bulletin boards and kiosks may be used to advertise campus events, meetings, or other University-related activities. Flyers or posters for bulletin boards should not be larger than 8 ½” x 11”. All flyers that are posted must be stamped and approved before they are posted. Approval can be obtained in the Student Life office or at the Campus Center Information Desk and each flyer must be stamped; flyers that are not stamped with the appropriate approval will be removed.

In order to post a flyer on the kiosk outside of McGlothlin Campus Center, you will need to submit your flyer to the Campus Center Information Desk. They will approve and stamp your flyer and then post it inside the locked bulletin boards by the following business day. You may submit up to 3 flyers, but only 1 may be posted if space is limited. Because of the limited space available, first priority will be given to promoting student events. Flyers may not be posted anywhere on the kiosk other than the appropriate bulletin boards. Classified ads will need to be posted on the bulletin board inside the campus center.

After gaining appropriate approval, flyers may be posted at the following locations:

  • Campus Center bulletin board
  • Kiosks located outside the McGlothlin Campus Center

In order to use an ACU Department’s bulletin boards, permission must be received from both Student Life, and the specific department where the flyer is to be posted.  

Sidewalk Chalk

Students may use chalk under the following specifications: 1) the chalk is water- soluble; 2) it is not placed on brick walkways; 3) no chalking in covered places where rain cannot wash away the chalk; 4) no chalking on vertical surfaces such as the sides of buildings or concrete walls.

Advertising

Posters, flyers, and any other form of advertising are not permitted on walls, sidewalks, windows, doors, stairs, railings, trees, trashcans, lampposts, vehicles or any other location on campus outside of the designated bulletin boards or kiosks. Requests for exceptions can be made to Student Life.

Registering a Special Event

Register your student organization’s special event with Student Life using this online form. While registering your event you will be given the option to have it posted on the Student Events Calendar.

ACU Announcement Resources

For questions about publicizing on campus in any of the ways listed above, please email announce@acu.edu .