Political and Election Activity and Legislative Advocacy

Policy No. CR003

Policy Statement

The college's political and election activity, as well as legislative advocacy, are regulated by city, state, and federal laws, and college policies. FIT’s policy provides clear guidelines for these activities and adheres to the college’s commitment to the principle of free speech. FIT has developed and adopted a policy concerning political, election, and legislative advocacy activities in order to preserve free speech and avoid the penalties for improper political, election-related, or legislative activity by and at the college from a member of the college community, or by a person or group representing the college in an official capacity. Such penalties could include loss of the institution’s tax-exempt status, imposition of taxes on the institution and its college officials, and other risks including federal, state, or local government lawsuits, audits, and investigations.

Who is Affected by this Policy

  • All members of the FIT community, (acting on behalf of, or in the name of, the College)
  • Any user, internal or external, of FIT facilities

Policy Information

  • Responsible Administrator(s): Vice President for Communication and External Relations
  • Responsible Office(s): Communications and External Relations
  • Implementation History: Issued July 2015
  • Contact(s): Director of Government and Community Relations; Event Production and Facilities Licensing; Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; and Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

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CR003, Political and Election Activity and Legislative Advocacy (.pdf)
*This PDF document is the official version of this policy.