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Sponsoring & Endorsing Events

Smith College departments often receive requests from external individuals or groups to hold an event on campus. These requests usually include free or reduced fees for space.

Smith College recognizes two ways to facilitate these events: sponsoring an event, or endorsing an event. Read below to see what responsibilities your department will assume when either sponsoring or endorsing an event.

Sponsored Events

A sponsored event is one in which a Smith department and an external organization actively plan, develop and manage an event together. Such events are considered Smith events for purposes of fees, publicity, services and staff support.

For sponsored events, departments must:

External organizations that have scheduled events and are already working directly with the Events Management Office may not attain sponsorship at a later date to reduce or waive fees.

Endorsed Events

An endorsed event is one in which a Smith department is not involved in determining program content, management or publicity, but does facilitate requests for dates and spaces for an external organization.

For endorsed events, departments must:

The following conditions apply:

For ALL Sponsored and Endorsed Events

Departments must:

IMPORTANT NOTICE

External organizations that have scheduled events and are already working directly with the Events Management Office may NOT attain sponsorship at a later date to reduce or waive fees.