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General Rules and Information

The following rules and information are generally applicable to activities and events occurring in the Mountainlair:

  • The nature of activities shall not be potentially physically disruptive to the campus. Local noise ordinances must be obeyed. While this rule may not be construed to preclude use of facilities based on political philosophy, race, religion, creed, or the sponsor, the nature of the activities to be conducted on the campus shall not be illegal under the Constitution or laws of the State of West Virginia or the United States.

  • The Mountainlair reserves the right to control noise/volume levels, and/or to curtail all activities. Further, there shall be no loud noise or any activities that disrupt the events held by other users.

  • All charges must be reasonable, charged equally to all similar groups, and must be published in advance. In turn, such groups using campus facilities may charge admission, but only for the purpose of covering the direct and indirect cost of the sponsored activities. All surplus revenue derived from the conduct of an event will accrue to the benefit of the institution, except for public and nonprofit groups for which this provision may be waived. An exception to the surplus revenue may be granted for certain programs offered during the summer months where the activity generates significant revenues to the Housing and Dining accounts of the institutions.

  • All charges for services provided and/or damages are the responsibility of the group or organization hosting the event. The sponsoring group or organization is responsible for the behavior of their guests. Persons conducting themselves inappropriately or in a manner that is a safety concern may be asked to leave the area.

  • In the interest of personal safety of guests, students, and staff, the following rules must be followed:

  1. The normal seating capacity must not be exceeded.

  2. All aisles leading to exit doors must be kept clear and unobstructed.

  3. Exit doors must not be fastened or obstructed to prevent doors from being opened readily from the inside

  • The consumption or possession of alcohol at any event must comply with West Virginia University Board of Governors Policy.

  • Some events may require that a University Police Department officer be present.

  • Skateboards, bikes, “heelys,” etc. are prohibited.

  • Student organizations that wish to schedule space in the Mountainlair must be currently recognized by the University and in good standing.

  • With the exception of service animals, animals are prohibited in the Mountainlair.

  • The Mountainlair Director or designee reserves the right to create exceptions to these and any other rules set forth in this handbook as operational necessity requires.