Chapter Five:  Fiscal Affairs

Procedure Title:  Use of College Facilities - Community Organizations
Based on:  Board Policies Nos. 2 and 7
Procedure Number:  5.05a
Date Adopted/Revised:  June 25, 2001; November 21, 2006; May 15, 2007

  1. The South Arkansas Community College facilities were established to house the College’s credit and non-credit educational programs, extracurricular activities, and various student activities.

  2. As a service to the community, the College’s facilities may be made available to community groups and individuals for educational and/or recreational purposes when:

      1. Such use does not conflict with the College’s programs.
      2. The College determines that such usage conflicts will be vested solely in the College.
      3. Activities are those which, in the College’s judgment, would not damage its facilities.
  3. Any outside groups using the College’s facilities shall covenant with the College to never institute suite or action against the College or any agent or employee of the College and further agree to indemnify and hold the College and its agents and employees harmless from any loss, payment, or expense by reason of any claim arising from the use of the facilities.

  4. The College will not be held responsible for medical, liability, or other insurance coverage for individuals using College facilities.

  5. The College’s facilities will not be used for commercial activities which are designed to make a profit; however, businesses and industries may use the College’s facilities for educational purposes for their employees.

  6. The College may, in collaboration with a business or industry, co-sponsor activities that result in a profit for a business or industry.

  7. College facilities are used by bona fide nonprofit organizations to raise funds providing no commercial enterprises profit from the activity.

  8. The College administration is authorized and directed to establish such rules and procedures as are necessary to implement the facilities use procedure.

  9. The administration is authorized to develop reasonable fees for the use of facilities.