University Policies on Recording and Postering and Chalking

Monday, January 8, 2024
Dear Members of the Yale Community,
At Yale, each of us plays a role in fostering a vibrant campus life. As a new semester begins, we write to share the policies for promoting the open exchange of ideas, information, and viewpoints within our community. We ask that students, faculty, staff, trainees, and other members of the Yale community familiarize themselves with these policies, which reflect our commitment to the “free exchange of ideas in an ethical, interdependent, and diverse community.” 
Postering and Chalking Policy
Consistent with Yale’s policies on free speech, the university’s Postering and Chalking Policy states reasonable time, place, and manner regulations that apply to postering and chalking at the university.
The format for postering may vary slightly across Yale’s schools. Unless otherwise indicated in a school’s designated postering spaces, posters must conform to this policy. 
Recording Policy
The university’s Recording Policy prohibits surreptitious recording and creates standards regarding the recording of participants in classes, university-related meetings, or university events. The policy is intended to foster a spirit of trust and promote the free exchange of perspectives and ideas. 
As members of a university dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, we must all do our part to promote curiosity and discovery, seek opportunities for continuous learning, and create spaces for robust dialogue. We must also maintain high standards of compassion and civility while offering grace if others fall short of such ideals. Thank you for engaging with respect, tolerance, and understanding.  
Scott Strobel
Kimberly M. Goff-Crews
Secretary and Vice President for University Life