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Sound: Application to Amplify Music and/or Voice

Step 1: Sound Amplification Policies

Campus organizations amplifying music or voice on campus must have read the amplification policies and completed the music/voice amplification form. Following are some of the guidelines OSL uses to determine whether to approve requests for sound amplification; additional information is published in the Campus Regulations.

Please review and agree to the guidelines below.

Policy 1

Music and amplification of sound (live bands, recorded music; including sound checks) is permitted in Storke Plaza, Student Resource Building, Faculty Club Green, Campbell/Cheadle Plaza and Lagoon Lawn from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm only.

Policy 2

Voice amplification is allowed in outdoor facilities from 11:00am to 3:00pm only.

Policy 3

Music and amplification volumes may not impede or interfere with the learning process.

Policy 4

Decibel Requirements have been established for music and amplified sound in all outdoor locations. Programs that offer amplification of any kind (music, speeches, performances, etc.) are required to have decibel (dB) sound measurements and/or readings by a staff member of the Office of Student Life.

Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has determined that when sound measurements and/or readings exceed 90 dB, it is considered unsafe. Failure to adhere to the 90 dB readings will result in forfeiture of use of above facilities for an and/or all of the following: the rest of the remaining quarter, the following quarter, the quarter one year to date of original offense.