STUDENT UNION MISSION STATEMENT
We provide a facility that offers a variety of programs, activities, and services to foster a sense of community life, which enhances a diverse learning experience.
Our mission statement extends the ideas and mission statements of the University and the Division of Student Affairs listed below:
EVENT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
Following the execution of the agreement of the event, the Event Coordinator will work with you on the event planning and implementation. The Event Coordinator will be in contact and remain as the primary ASU and Student Union liaison through the conclusion of the event.
The major function of the Event Coordinator is to gather all event information and disseminate that information to the areas that will be involved in your event. This includes event staff, housekeeping, electrical, telecommunications, catering, and other services as needed.
It is important to remember that the facility is a diverse, multipurpose facility. We may have simultaneous events in the building. The Event Coordinator will rely on the information given to coordinate public areas for multiple events. By receiving this information in advance, the Event Coordinator will ensure the smooth operation of your event. Your reservation remains tentative until you provide our office with all required information, contract, and deposit if noted. As soon as you do, we will send written confirmation. All reservations are subject to the Student Union operating and rental policies as described in this guide.
Reservations are subject to space, room, and equipment availability. The Carl R. Reng Student Union reserves the right to reassign rooms to serve the greatest number of programs and services. The Event Coordinator will provide notification of changes to reservations promptly via email, phone or fax.
SODEXO DINING & CATERING SERVICES
ASU and the Carl R. Reng Student Union maintain an exclusive food and beverage contract with Sodexo Dining Services. Sodexo Dining is prepared to offer the finest quality products and services for all functions. Gourmet coffee breaks, receptions, black-tie dinners, and theme parties are just a sample of the events they can cater for you. Sodexo Dining Services is located in the Carl R. Reng Student Union and may be contacted at 870-972-2059.
To maintain safe and efficient operations, the Carl. R. Reng Student Union requires all loading in and out of event materials to take place through the Union loading dock. The customer is responsible for all load in and load out of their materials. We will provide dollies and carts when reserved in advance.
Notify the Event Coordinator of any damage that occurs throughout the course of the event. A damage report with photographs will be submitted to the Carl R. Reng Student Union Directors Office. The cost of the repair of damages is the customer's responsibility. All repairs will be coordinated through the Student Union and Facilities Management.
FREIGHT DELIVERIES & EVENT STORAGE
Due to limited storage space, the Carl R. Reng Student Union will not accept advance freight deliveries or event supplies. All event supplies must be brought in by the customer upon the designated move in period. The Union will not be liable for the security of materials remaining at the conclusion of the move-out date. Materials left on the property will be disposed of at the customer's expense.
Suggested capacities for meeting rooms are provided in the guide. Capacities will vary with the addition of staging, dance floor, audio-visual equipment, and food and beverage service. Contact the Event Coordinator to confirm room capacities prior to preparing room specifications.
SIGNAGE AND DECORATIONS
Signs, decorations, and related materials may not be taped, tacked, stapled, nailed, etc. to any surface in the Student Union. Banners are allowed in the Carl R. Reng Student Union, although there are restrictions as to what, where, when, and how the banners may be hung. Carl R. Reng Student Union staff will hang all banners. No exterior banners are permitted on the building. Chalking is not allowed on the Carl R. Reng Student Union Courtyard or Heritage Plaza.
Carl R. Reng STUDENT UNION
GENERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Student functions will be given priority on a first-come, first served basis along with the University Community and other clientele.
- The Union reserves the right to alter priority of any event after they are scheduled, if in their estimation it is in the best interest of Arkansas State University.
- No group or individual may hold a standing reservation on a weekly basis. Customers are welcome to make three reservations at a time. Upon their last reservation date, that may then make three more reservations.
- The Carl R. Reng Student Union reserves the right to assess any group a fee for damages caused by the organization using our facilities. Note: The fee will be assessed through the Office of Finance and failure to comply will result in the forfeiture of future use of the facility.
- The Carl R. Reng Student Union will not assume responsibility for outside audiovisual equipment, seminar presenting equipment, etc. This includes delivery invoices, set-up, or testing.
- Arrangements must be made in advance for delivery and pick-up of event equipment.
- Any organization bringing food or drinks into the facility for event purposes will be assessed a fee of $5.00 per person attending the event.
- A representative of the organization requesting a reservation must meet with Sodexo Catering Services concerning the menu, cost, attendance, table arrangements, decorations, etc.
- The Alumni Lounge and the Heritage Plaza Lounge will not be used as meeting rooms. Their sole purpose is for teas, formal receptions, press conferences, etc. All use will be at the discretion of the Student Union Director.
- All individuals and groups meeting in the facility must comply with all University, local, and state laws, ordinances, and regulations.
- Use of any sound amplification systems within or around the Carl R. Reng Student Union must be approved by the Dean/Director of the Carl R. Reng Student Union. Sound levels will be monitored by Carl. R. Reng Student Union staff. In the event sound levels are determined to be excessive, the organization will be asked to lower their sound levels. Music containing vulgar or derogatory language will not be allowed in or around the Carl R. Reng Student Union. Failure to comply with these request will result in the termination of the event.
- Any and all unsafe conditions or activities will be terminated immediately upon request. The Student Union will remove disruptive parties as necessary.
- Events will not be scheduled during periods when the university is closed.
- At no time will anything be permitted to be stuck on any window surface within the Student Union.
- Banners may be used to promote events held on campus. Banner space must be reserved through the Student Union Office. All banners must be professionally made to the dimensions of 2' ft. 8" in. x 10' ft. . Banners will be hung by the Student Union Office, and then removed at the end of the reservation. No hand written or painted banners will be hung in Student Union banner space. Banner space may only be reserved for one week at a time.
REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- All reservations are on a first-come, first served basis.
- Scheduling will be according to the availability of the meeting rooms.
- Upon scheduling an event, the student representative must sign a Facilities Services Agreement, which must be approved by the Events Coordinator.
- In the event of a cancellation, the Student Union office must be given 24 hours notice prior to the event. Organizations who do not cancel their events and do not show for their reservations will be held accountable for their missed reservations. Organizations who miss three reservations without cancelling through the Student Union main office will have their reservation privileges suspended.
- Use of the Auditorium and Centennial Hall will be limited to two times per semester.
- Failure to comply with these policies and procedures could result in the loss of use of the Student Union.
- RSO's are allowed three reservations at a time. Upon the completion of the third reservation, three more reservations can be made.
- Non-University groups may reserve the Student Union only with a university sponsor.
- The Student Union Director will make an evaluation of the appropriateness of the event.
- Adherence to the policy that a University Facility may not be used by a non-university group for the purpose of conducting private business, fund raising not connected to a university activity, the solicitation of a political candidate, or for the support or opposition of a political candidate. Note: The renting of the facility by an outside organization to conduct a seminar will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Non-university religious groups may not lawfully utilize university facilities for a religious purpose. All use of facilities by non-university religious groups will be considered on a case by case basis.
- A minimum of 100 is required for the Auditorium and Centennial Hall reservation and use.
- The time frame between meetings, workshops, and banquets taking place in the same meeting room will be at the discretion of the Student Union Director.
- Sodexo Catering Services will provide any and all food services.
FLYERS AND TABLE TENTS
- Flyers and table tents can be displayed for events held in the Student Union and any other university sponsored event, provided space and availability. Reservation of space can be done through the Student Union office.
- Any flyers or table tents placed in the facility with out approval will be destroyed.
- Exhibit times will be limited to one week.
- Flyers of political candidates will not be allowed.
- The Student Union will not be responsible for materials lost or stolen.
GENERAL CONDUCT POLICY
- Shoes and shirts are to be worn in the facility at all times. No excessive sagging pants will be permitted.
- Excessive profanity will not be tolerated.
- No radios, jam boxes, mega phones, etc. will be allowed in the Student Union.
- No verbal or physical fighting will be allowed in the facility at any time. Violators will be asked to leave and the University Police will be notified.
- No wrestling or excessive horseplay will be allowed in the facility.
- No alcoholic beverages or drugs are allowed in the facility.
- Anyone causing damage to the facility will be held responsible and will be subjected to University disciplinary action.
- Anyone caught deliberately littering in the Student Union will be subject to university disciplinary action.
- Anyone caught tampering with Student Union property will be subject to University disciplinary action.
- No loitering in meeting rooms, without scheduling with the Student Union office will be permitted.
- No roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, pets, etc. will be allowed in the facility.
- Informational tables may be scheduled in advance in the Student Union Office.
- Table use must comply with university policy in regard to solicitation.
- Only two chairs per table are allowed.
- Not sitting on or eating at the tables is permitted.
- Any damage to tables and/or chairs will be charged to the responsible party or group.
- Only one table is allowed per group.
- The maximum time allowed for booking a table at any one time is one week.
- Each group is required to adhere to the above rules. Failure to comply with these rules will result in the loss of this privilege.