Oakland Center

Oakland Center, Suite 151
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3230

Policies

Decorations
The meeting and event rooms in the Oakland Center are continually in use and require a timely schedule of cleaning and reset in each room.  The type of decorations used impact the turn over time of these rooms.  When decorating an Oakland Center meeting or event space do not cover the windows on room doors and side lights or cover "exit" signs. Stapling, tacking or adhering to any painted surfaces, brick walls, furniture, floors or glass is prohibited.  No glitter or confetti is to be used in the Oakland Center meeting spaces.  Candles, pyrotechnics, fogging devices and decorations that "bleed" color when wet (i.e. crepe paper) are prohibited.  Groups that violate the decoration policies may be charged accordingly.

Materials Distribution
Distribution of material and solicitation of any kind are not permitted on OU's campus without prior approval. In the Oakland Center, on- and off-campus groups and individuals can promote their products or services only at reserved information tables. To reserve a table in the OC, you must contact the Oakland Center Reservations Office, 151 Oakland Center, at (248) 370-3230. On- and off-campus groups and individuals wishing to solicit or distribute materials anywhere else on campus must contact the Dean of Students Office, 150 Oakland Center, at (248) 370-3352.

Posting Policy
University departments or organizations may post materials on any authorized bulletin board or display area. Off-campus groups or individuals must receive approval from the Center for Student Activities, 49 Oakland Center, before posting materials on campus. All posting regulations must be followed or materials will be removed.

Table Tents
Table tents must be approved and scheduled for display by the Office for Student Involvement, 49 Oakland Center, (248) 370-2400 or csa@oakland.edu. The sponsoring organization is responsible for placing their approved table tents on any Pioneer Food Court or Oakland Center lounge area tables. Up to three different table tents may be displayed per week. Fliers, handouts and other printed materials may not be left on any tables in the Oakland Center.

Food Services/Catering
With the exception of the University bookstore and vending machines all food and beverage sold or served in the Oakland Center must be provided by the Oakland Center in-house food service provider.  Groups are not permitted to bring food or beverage into the Oakland Center.  Violation of this policy may result in a suspension of facility scheduling privileges.

Donation Collection
The Oakland Center supports the community service efforts of student organizations at Oakland University. As part of this program, the OC offers the opportunity to collect non-monetary donations in the building. Donation Collection boxes can be placed in two designated locations for a maximum of two weeks. Once scheduled, please remember to stop by the OC Administrative Office, 151 Oakland Center, to have your containers approved. Containers may be placed at their locations the evening before the collection is to begin. You are also responsible for monitoring the containers with at least one pick-up every week. The Oakland Center reserves the right to cancel your collection at our discretion. Please fill out a Donation Collection Request form to reserve your space. There is a limit 3 collections that can be scheduled at one time and all request are on a first-come, first-served basis.