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University Center Policies

2.3 - Amplified Sound and Noise Levels:

Rationale:
The UC is centrally located among various academic buildings, offices and retail outlets—many of which share common walls.  An amplified sound policy ensures the sound and noise levels from events with approved amplified sound are contained within specified limits and do not interfere with or disrupt other events either within UC venues or adjacent UTSA buildings.

Policy:
Amplified sound is described as voice, music or any sound increased by electronic devices.  The UC has the right to require amplification systems to be turned down or off entirely if it is determined the sound level presents a disruption to services, students or other events.  Event sound levels may be monitored by UC Operations staff using a digital sound meter. Appropriate sound levels are defined by the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management per federal Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
Approval for amplified sound is granted through Events Management & Conference Services.

Related BORR, HOP or other Policies (with Links if possible):
Use of University Center Facilities, UTSA HOP 5.07
Peaceful Public Assembly, UTSA HOP 9.37, Section IV
OSHA, Occupational Noise Exposure, Policy 1910.95

Last Revised: 8/2/12