College facilities cannot be used by candidates for campaign
purposes. The College is a limited public forum for school sponsored events.
College faculty and approved student organizations may sponsor events within
the College’s educational mission. These events must be nonpartisan, and
require the prior approval of the appropriate Vice President and the President
of the College. The College cannot appear to sponsor or endorse any candidate
or political party.
During an election year, outside nonpartisan organizations may
use specified College facilities to sponsor political forums or debates for the
purposes of providing the community the opportunity to hear diverse political
views. The Theater in the Scott Center may be rented on a space-available basis
for this purpose by following all College Facility Use Guidelines and Theater
Rental Guidelines, including but not limited to a Lease Agreement, Lease Rider,
Application for Use, and Fee Schedule. The College will not charge fees for
nonpartisan political forums or debates sponsored by the State of Maryland, the
Federal Government or the Board of Carroll County Commissioners.
College classrooms are also eligible for use for this purpose
on a space-available basis. The Great Hall in the A Building and the
Conferencing Center in the K Building are not available for this purpose unless
sponsored by Carroll Community College.