These guidelines apply to all staff, students, faculty, and campus organizations.
Decorations in a Public Workspace
Items which are secular in nature are allowed in public workspaces. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Santa Claus
- Winter Scenes
- Candy Canes
Items which may be viewed as religious-in-nature are only allowed if: they are a part of a larger display which is deemed secular in purpose; or if they are displayed for the purpose of celebrating diversity, pluralism and freedom AND are displayed with at least one other religious symbol from a different religion. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Nativity Scenes
- The Star and Crescent
- Drawings of Jesus or Mohammed
- A Cross
Decorations within a Private Space
Generally, an individual may decorate a private workspace as they choose. However, an individual MAY NOT decorate their private space with items which may be religious in nature if:
- The individual is a supervisor and the decoration may be seen as an endorsement of a particular religion.
- The space is within view of the public or clients.
- The space is shared with another individual.
Additional Guidance available on the Holiday FAQ