Section 15. Conduct Affecting the Name and Tax-Exempt Status of the University

15.1. Use of Brandeis’ Name in Political or Official Capacities: A member of the Brandeis community shall not speak or act in the name of the University in a political campaign on behalf of a candidate for public office. Any person speaking for the University in an official capacity should make it clear when expressing an individual opinion that said opinion is not stating a University position.

15.2. Use of the Brandeis Name and Seal: The name or seal of Brandeis University shall not be used for political purposes on any letters or other written material or in any electronic media.

15.3. Use of Official Titles: In political activity, the University title of a member of the faculty, staff, or student body may be used for identification purposes only, and should be accompanied by a statement that the person is speaking individually and not as a representative of the University.

15.4. Unauthorized Political Use: Unauthorized use of University facilities, equipment, or supplies for commercial, political, or other non-University-related purposes is strictly prohibited.

15.5. Unauthorized Use of Tax Exemption and Postal Permit Information: Unauthorized use of the University’s tax-exempt numbers or postal permit is prohibited.

15.6. Guidelines Concerning Use of University Facilities, Name, Seal, or Logo: On March 13, 1947, the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts officially recognized and gave legal validity to the action of the Board of Trustees of Middlesex University in voting to change the name of that institution from the Trustees of Middlesex University to Brandeis University. Student organizations recognized by the Student Union Senate or Graduate Student Association (or otherwise recognized by the Division of Student Affairs) may use the name of the University and its seal or logo for purposes of identifying the organization.

15.7. Use of Facilities by Recognized Organizations: Student organizations recognized by the Student Union Senate or Graduate Student Association (or otherwise recognized by the Division of Student Affairs) may use University facilities for meetings, programs, events, or other activities subject to the standards and policies published elsewhere in this code (see Section 12.).