Room Use Policy

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Room Use Policy: The goal of this policy is to: 1. Encourage use of Free Geek's ample space, 2. Provide a low-hassle, affordable place for community groups to meet
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This policy was accepted by the Collective on August 3, 2012

Any group wishing to use any Free Geek facilities, including the sidewalk directly in front of our building during business hours, must submit a request to staff indicating who they are, what the function is, how long they expect it to be, how many people, and if food and drink will be served or available. Requests may be submitted to and should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the proposed usage.

In order to receive approval: Events shall be non-partisan in nature. Events shall not impede Free Geek's daily operations. Events and requesting organizations may not have a purpose that conflicts with Free Geek's mission. Events will have a single sponsor who takes personal responsbility for any issues including, but not limited to, cleanup, damage, theft or safety hazards.

Requests will be reviewed and approved by the Free Geek Staff Collective and may be denied without explanation. Confirmed events will be visible on the Free Geek Room Use Calendar ( Security deposits and room-use fees may be required by Free Geek for utilization of our facilities. Additionaly, if use of our facilities requires a staff member to be present outside of their normal hours, a chaperone fee may also be assessed. Facilities are generally lent free of charge if the group using it is hosting a free event, although donations are welcome (suggested donation: $10 per hour). If the event costs money for participants, Free Geek may charge 10% of the takings. Staff Collective reserve the right to waive or alter any associated fees.

These guidelines may be subject to change at any time without prior notice.