Compton Union Building


    Animals/Pets are not allowed in the building except for certified/official service animals. Other exceptions would include animals for programmatic purposes (e.g. Birds of Prey) provided that they have been pre-approved by CUB Administration and Environmental Health & Safety.


    Donation boxes sponsored by Student Organizations or Departments are permitted provided they are accompanied with a table reservation and are staffed at all times – unstaffed or overnight donation boxes are not allowed.  *** Exception: CUB Administration may choose to sponsor a donation drive independently or in partnership with a CUB Resident.


    Free speech activities are subject to the regulations and requirements of the Washington Administrative Codes (WAC). For quick reference a few WACs are highlighted below.

    WAC 504-33-015: Definitions.

    (4) "Limited public forum areas" means those areas of each campus available as places for expressive activities protected by the first amendment, subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions. At each university campus, the limited public forum areas are all university facilities, with the exception of the interior or immediate vicinity of university facilities used to support university research, academic instruction, or health services.

    WAC 504-33-025: Use of limited public forum facilities.

    (1) Groups and individuals may use the university's limited public forum areas for those activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States, subject to the requirements set forth in chapter 504-33 WAC. (2) Notice. The group or individual desiring to use a limited public forum area to engage in first amendment activities is requested to provide notice of the intended use of the desired limited public forum area as follows: (a) At the Pullman campus, notice to the campus police. (b) At the Spokane campus, notice to: (i) The campus office of student affairs; and (ii) The campus security office. (c) At the Tri-Cities campus, notice to: (i) The campus office of student affairs; and (ii) The campus security office. (d) At the Vancouver campus, notice to: (i) The campus office of finance and operations; and (ii) The campus police. See WAC chapter 504-33 for additional policies regarding Notice, Timing of Notice, Distribution of Materials, Sound Amplification, Special Regulations, etc.


    As part of a fundraiser WSU Departments and Student Organizations may sell merchandise within the Compton Union and on Glenn Terrell Mall provided the following:

    • The Department/Organization owns the merchandise prior to selling it (so as not to merely be fronting for a private/commercial business). For example, Krispy Kreme doughnuts or bake sale items are generally approved items.
    • Student Organizations must register their fundraising event with the Office of Student Involvement.
    • Any food or product distributed needs to be approved and should not compete with primary food or product provided by University Catering, Compton Union vendors, or vendors that have a contractual agreement with WSU.
    • Fundraiser must take place in conjunction with a CUB table or space reservation. All regulations regarding the use of tables apply, including sales may only occur within 3 feet of their table – groups may not solicit throughout the building.


    All items left in meeting rooms will be brought to the lost and found located at the Information Desk. Items that exceed a value of $25 will be turned over to Public Safety, all other items will be removed after 30 days. Compton Union staff will tag the items with the date and location of where it was found.


    In accordance with the Washington Clean Indoor Air Act of 1985 (chapter70.160RCW) and in recognition of the executive order establishing governor's policy on smoking in state facilities, smoking or other tobacco usage is not permitted within the Compton Union or within 25 feet of the building entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes. This policy includes any cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, e-cigarette/cigar/pipe, water pipe (hookah) and smokeless or spit tobacco, dissolvable tobacco, snuff or snus.




    – All catering in the Compton Union or on the Glenn Terrell Mall (extending to Library Road) will be provided by University Catering.


    – Student Organizations may purchase catering items from either University Catering at a 20% discount or from another vendor in the Compton Union.


    –Student Organizations may purchase or bring their own snacks or light refreshments from outside vendors for organizational meetings provided: (1) the value does not exceed $100, (2) the snacks or light refreshments do not include meal or entrée items, e.g. pizza or sandwiches, (3) the snacks or light refreshments are provided for regular meetings, (4) the snacks or light refreshments are not advertised to the general public.


    – An individual may purchase or bring food to a meeting room provided it is an individual serving size and is for their own consumption only (e.g. a soda, sandwich, etc.) – food that is provided for attendees of a meeting must be purchased through University Catering.



    Digital signage, located throughout the CUB, is a cost-effective, sustainable, and effective way to spread the word about your organization or event. Click here to view digital signage policies and pricing or submit your digital signage here


    To protect the integrity of the Compton Union Building, policies are in place with regards to posting materials in and around the building. Multiple opportunities are available to your organization or department for effective promotion. Click here for a full list of print posting locations and related policies.