SSM 1401–02: Advertising
To allow all Student Media outlets and publications to accept advertising within parameters established by student editors and professional staff.
Student Media reserves the right to reject or edit any advertising. Advertising will be refused if it is offensive, ambiguous, or deceptive, making the product or service unclear or open to misrepresentation; if it advertises illegal organizations or activities; if it maligns identifiable persons, races, religions, or professions; if it is not accurate or truthful; or if it is otherwise determined unacceptable by the Student Advertising Board in consultation with Student Media professional staff.
Examples of advertising deemed objectionable include, but are not limited to:
|Note:||Adult entertainment advertisements, including photographs, must be approved prior to acceptance.|
Financial advertisements (loans, scholarships, credit repair, etc.) may be investigated before being accepted. No advertisement will be accepted that requires money up-front, guarantees scholarship results, or promises unrealistic returns.
Web addresses in advertisements may be checked for content.
Political advertisements must state the source of the funds for advertising.
All Student Media publications and outlets reserve the right to include the word “Advertisement” or "Sponsored" on any advertisement submitted for publication.
The Student Media advertising manager will refer questionable, borderline, or controversial advertisements to the Student Advertising Board, which includes top student editorial leaders for review prior to publication or airing.
The off-campus advertiser:
Student Media approves or disapproves the advertiser’s credit and notifies the advertiser in writing of credit approval or disapproval.
The advertiser submits:
|NOTE:||The deadline for space reservations and prepayment is 2:00p.m. two business days prior to advertisement insertion.|
The advertising manager reviews the advertisement for compliance with advertising policies.
Questionable advertisements will be referred to the Student Advertising Board for a decision on acceptability.
If the advertisement is rejected, the advertising manager returns the rejected advertisement copy to the advertiser.
If the advertisement is accepted or accepted with edits, the advertising manager notifies the advertiser of acceptance and any editing changes.
The advertiser pays for the advertisement in advance if the advertiser does not have approved credit or if the advertiser is an on-campus department using a check, credit card, or a PO screen print with the order.
The advertising manager arranges for publication of the advertisement in the appropriate edition of the State Press.
If the advertiser is an on-campus department with a blanket PO at Student Media, the business manager applies the advertisement charge to the blanket PO once the advertisement has been published.
If the advertiser is an off-campus entity with approved credit, the advertiser pays for the advertising space within 30 days of the billing date.