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Chapter 1: General Conduct

1.1. GENERAL USE

All users of the Cone University Center must agree to comply with UNC Charlotte rules, regulations, and policies (https://legal.uncc.edu/policies). Users must also comply with appropriate state and federal laws, and fire and police department rules and regulations. Cone Center management reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the facility, property within the facility, and the patrons who are using or visiting the facility.


1.2. NONDISCRIMINATION

The Cone University Center adheres to the nondiscrimination policies set forth by the university: https://legal.uncc.edu/policies/chapter-500


1.3. HOURS OF OPERATIONS

1.3.1 The Cone University Center Director shall establish the hours of operations for the Cone Center and its various units at the beginning of each academic year.

1.3.2. Approval for any space used beyond the normal building opening or closing hours must be approved by the Director or the person(s) appointed by the Director. Requests related to meetings and events in the Cone University Center should be facilitated through Conferences, Reservations, and Event Services (CRES) and the event reservation process.

1.3.3. Written approval by the Director is required for use of the building on days this building is designated to be closed. Hours will be posted on the Cone University Center website and are subject to change for and in preparation of university holidays and closures.


1.4. DECORATION & PROP POLICY

1.4.1. Spaces at the Cone University Center may not be set up or decorated in any manner without prior consent from the building staff. Building staff must approve the location and type of special decorations, balloons, banners or signs (indoor and outdoor). Standard building signage must not be covered or otherwise obstructed. All exit doors, exit lights, fire sprinkler heads, fire alarm pulls, fire extinguishers and other emergency or safety equipment must be kept free of obstacles or decorative material and remain visible. All decorations must meet the standards of the UNC Charlotte Environmental, Health and Safety Fire Prevention Plan, Section 8. The Cone University Center is not responsible for the loss of any materials, displays, gifts, favors or other items left in the building. Please note the following items that are not permitted in the Cone University Center:

a)  Straw or other dry plant material 
b)  Special effects equipment, such as smoke, oil-based fog and fire machines, sparklers, etc.
d)  Confetti, glitter, rice, dance wax, sand, powder or similar materials
e)  Any paint, chemicals or liquids that can damage the facility 

1.4.2. The Cone University Center asks that clients do not hang signs advertising an event throughout the building. Easels and sign holders are available to guests and clients for this purpose. Post-event cleaning and damage fees may apply if reported by building staff and will be billed to the organization. Any special needs for decorations, exhibits and displays beyond the scope of this policy must be approved by the Cone University Center Director.

1.4.3. Items used as props must also receive approval from building staff prior to their use. Patrons will be asked to remove unapproved props. Failure to comply can result in the ending of the event and/or loss of privileges.


1.5. COMPUTER USE

The Cone University Center provides access to a public-use computer within the facility. Users must adhere to the ITS Standard for Responsible Use policy: https://itservices.uncc.edu/iso/standard-responsible-use. This computer is located on the 3rd  Floor South: Near the entry doors to McKnight Hall. 


1.6. AMPLIFIED SOUND

Events may not interfere with or disrupt other events or activities in the building. At their discretion, Cone University Center staff may check sound levels during sound checks or during the event. Building staff reserve the right to determine appropriate sound levels for events and ask for them to be adjusted. Failure to comply can result in the ending of the event or activity and/or loss of privileges for future events or activities.


1.7. USE OF LOUNGE AND NON-EVENT SPACES

Unless approved by Cone University Center staff, lounges and non-event spaces are to remain open for use for their intended purpose. Events are not allowed to occur in the following spaces without prior approval from Cone University Center staff and CRES: North 3 Piano Lounge, Breezeway between Lucas room and McKnight Hall, MainStreet Market and After Hours on North 2, or other lobby and common spaces unless reserved in advance by CRES. Removal of existing furniture, fixtures and/or decor is at the discretion of the building staff.