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Can student organizations conduct raffles to
No. Under Tennessee law, games of chance are prohibited. This means
that the typical raffle event, which involves the sale of tickets
in return for a chance to win a prize, cannot be used by student
How can a student group invite a speaker to campus?
Recognized student organizations can arrange for on-campus speakers
by working through the Division of Student Life. Student Life administrators
can advise whether the organizations finances will cover the
cost of a particular event and assist in negotiating a contract
for the speakers appearance.
Can student groups distribute their printed
newsletters or publications on campus?
Student organizations seeking to distribute occasional publications
should contact Associate Vice-Chancellor Steve Caldwell to arrange
to distribute their materials. Groups whose primary purpose is to
publish, e.g. student media organizations, must work through Vanderbilt
Student Communications to distribute their publications. The student
media advisor, Chris Carroll (2-6610), can explain the requirements
of VSC membership.