Vol. 26 Iss. 5 - November 09, 2009

Chapter 31
Proposed Regulation

Titles of Regulations: 8VAC35-30. Space Utilization and Scheduling Policies and Procedures (repealing 8VAC35-30-10 through 8VAC35-30-240).

8VAC35-31. Space Use (adding 8VAC35-31-10 through 8VAC35-31-50).

Statutory Authority: § 23-91.29 of the Code of Virginia.

Agency Contact: Kenneth W. Hubble, Agency Regulatory Coordinator, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, telephone (703) 993-3091 or email


This action repeals the current space use regulation and promulgates a new space use regulation to incorporate university policies within designated areas.


8VAC35-31-10. Scope.

This chapter applies to all George Mason University faculty, staff, students, university contractors, and the general public.

8VAC35-31-20. Policy statement.

George Mason University facilities are intended primarily for the use of its students, faculty, and staff in their efforts to advance the educational mission of the university. No use shall be permitted that is inconsistent with the mission of the university.

8VAC35-31-30. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Educational enclave" means that portion of university property in academic buildings, administrative office buildings, student residence buildings, dining facilities, athletic facilities, child care facilities, or that portion of university property in use for university-sponsored or university-sanctioned sporting, entertainment, or educational events.

"University property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by George Mason University.

8VAC35-31-40. Entry upon, and use of, university property.

A. Entry upon, or use of, university property in the educational enclave shall be in accord with all applicable university policies.

B. Entry upon, or use of, university property outside the educational enclave for noncommercial purposes is permitted if otherwise lawful and does not interfere with educational functions.

C. Entry upon, or use of, university property for commercial purposes shall be in accord with all applicable university policies.

8VAC35-31-50. Persons lawfully in charge.

In addition to individuals authorized by university policy, George Mason University police officers are lawfully in charge for the purposes of forbidding entry upon or remaining upon university property in violation of this regulation.

VA.R. Doc. No. R10-2188; Filed October 14, 2009, 3:34 p.m.