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|POLICY/OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE NAME:
Rental and Public Use of College Facilities
Director, Facility Services
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Durham Technical Community College’s Board of Trustees grants the President authority to permit external use of College facilities for certain community, cultural, economic development, or educational purposes. External organizations may not use College facilities for commercial gain, partisan political activity, or religious services. On at least an annual basis, the President shall report on the external use of College facilities to the Board of Trustees.
Organizations must request the use of College facilities in writing to the President’s Office at least one (1) month prior to the desired use date. The request must include the following information:
The College retains the right to cancel approval of any request if College personnel discover the request was not made in good faith or if the facilities requested are needed for College functions. The College also retains the right to deny a request which could, in the view of the President, negatively impact the College or its reputation.
North Carolina General Statutes (specifically GS 66-58) prohibit state agencies (including community colleges) from competing with private citizens or organizations in the delivery of goods or services. However, GS 66-58(c)(3a) and GS 66-58(c)(3d) provide exceptions to this general prohibition and enable community college boards of trustees to establish policies that permit and clarify the use of college facilities by external organizations for certain economic development purposes.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the College is in compliance with appropriate North Carolina General Statutes and the North Carolina Administrative Procedure Act by delineating the situations under which an external organization can use College facilities.