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Event Policy Guide

Learn about the policies in place for faculty, staff and organizations planning events at Stanford.

The Office of Special Events & Protocol (OSEP) is responsible for monitoring and approving non-academic events and activities in university facilities and open spaces on campus. Please note that the university may also impose additional conditions and requirements not outlined below. As a private entity, Stanford University retains full discretion to determine which events will be permitted on its property.

This information comes from a variety of sources: the university's Founding Grant, actions of the Board of Trustees, the university president, provost, Office of the General Counsel, the University Events Policy Committee (UEPC) and other university policy-making offices and groups.

If you have any questions about these event policies and guidelines, please contact us.

For student event policies, visit the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) website.

The information on this website is meant as a general overview. Please be sure to read and understand the full policy documents for all of the policies that may apply to your event. If you have questions, please contact us.