Banner Guidelines Taken from the Student Organization Procedures Manual (SOPM) Pages 32 – 34: Fall 2008 A. Collin has designated atrium areas on each campus for the posting of banners by Student Organizations and college departments. Student Life serves as the approval center for the banners. Only college departments and Student Organizations can request banner space. In some cases, banners may hang in other areas due to special events or construction projects. Any group(s) requesting to display banners in other areas should contact Student Life, who will work with the campus Provost to consider the request. B. During peak times (such as registration and the first few weeks of the fall and spring semester), banners may be hung for a maximum period of 14 calendar days if space becomes an issue. This will allow all Student Organizations and Departments exposure during peak times. C. A maximum of two (2) banners per department or Student Organization may be hung at any given time on a campus. D. Student Life staff hangs and removes banners. New banners must be approved prior to being hung. E. Student Life staff removes and re-hangs banners at their discretion. There will be times that the Atrium areas are used for special events (International Day, Winter Holiday, guest speakers, etc.) that will require the removal of banners. Once the event has passed, Student Life staff will re-hang banners in a timely manner. F. Banners may be either horizontal or vertical, with maximum dimensions of: 1. CPC: 5’ (wide) x 5’ (tall). 2. PRC: 4’ (wide) x 6’ (tall). 3. SCC: 4’ (wide) x 6’ (tall) G. It is suggested that the short sides of paper banners be folded back approximately 2” for support, durability, and neatness. H. Before developing and purchasing a professionally made banner, Student Organizations must have the banner artwork and layout approved by Student Life and Public Relations. Please allow 3-6 weeks for approval. I. Each banner must be legible, without errors, and neat in appearance. The sponsoring department or Student Organization must have its’ name or logo on the banner. Once an organization has been approved, they may then purchase their banner with organization funds or request SAFAC funds. J. Specific banner space may be reserved no earlier than 14 calendar days prior to the first date the banner will be hung. Student Life will accept reservations in person, by phone, or by email. K. Banners must be submitted by noon on the first date of the reserved period. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the reservation and the space will be re-opened and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. A group may again reserve the same space or another space pending availability. L. Student Life staff removes banners within 24 hours of the reservation closing date. College departments or Student Organizations wanting to keep their paper banners must pick them up no later than the Wednesday following the end of the reservation period or the banner will be disposed. M. Banners may be purchased through Joy Promotions, Inc. You may reach them at 972-416-1780. Collin organization costs for creating banners are listed below. Prices are subject to change. Prices are for single sided banners with one color of vinyl print (text and/or logos). Banners can be cut down to a custom size at no extra cost. All banners come seamed, grommeted and include rope. (Prices are subject to change.) 4’ 6’ 8’ 10’ 12’ 15’ 2’ 48.60 72.20 81.00 101.25 117.45 129.60 3’ 72.20 81.00 105.30 129.60 162.00 194.40 4’ 97.20 137.70 170.10 202.00 226.80 275.40 5’ 117.45 162.00 210.60 271.35 299.70 324.00 6’ 137.70 194.40 251.10 307.80 356.40 396.90 Additional Items: • Additional Imprint Colors – Banners 10 feet long and under - $10.00 • Additional Imprint Colors – Banners over 10 feet long - $20.00 • Wind Slots - $10.00 per banner • Pole Pockets - $10.00 per banner • Double-Sided Banners 1.7 times above pricing • Set-up charge of $20 is waived on all orders over $200. • Please allow 1 inch on all sides for banner hem. Any custom size banner is available. N. Any banner created prior to 9/1/06 which does not meet the guidelines listed above for length and width, may request an exemption to this policy from the Director of Student Life.