Policies and guidelines
We want your event to be successful. Please review our policies below, which include guidelines on catering services, decorations, police security, and more. Failure to follow these policies could result in additional costs or the cancellation of your event.
- Rental Eligibility
IUPUI Registered Student Organizations
Organizations must be properly registered with the Office of Student Involvement. Student organizations not registered with the Office of Student Involvement will be considered a nonuniversity organization. Proof of status as a registered student organization will be required to rent space as a student organization. A written contract will be created for all IUPUI student organizations with the exception of club sports.
Departments and schools must be officially associated with IUPUI. A written contract will be created.
Non-University Organizations and Individuals
The purpose and mission of the individual, group, or event may not contradict the mission or purpose of IUPUI. Space may not be used for nonuniversity fundraising or religious services. A written contract will be created.
- Fee Structures and Criteria
Individuals or groups may use Natatorium space based on their classification. The different classifications are based on individual and group identification. Pricing is based for a minimum of five hours.
Category A: All registered student organizations recognized by Campus and Community Life.
Category B: University departments and offices meeting to conduct business directly related to their function, operations, or mission of the university.
- Nonprofit and nonuniversity organizations sponsoring community service related events
- Government agencies sponsoring nonprofit educational or service-related events
- School districts, including charter schools educational activities
- Nonprofit and university department hosting conferences and workshops for which registration and entrance fees are charged
- Nonprofit organizations must provide a copy of their tax exempt certificate
- Nonuniversity clients and individuals without nonprofit status
- Students, employees or alumni of IUPUI hosting nonuniversity related events
IUPUI organizations, departments and schools are expected to pay via internal billing or an IU Foundation account. Billing is processed at the time the contract or authorization is received. Departments and schools must provide an account number and signature of the appropriate fiscal officer is due at the time the reservation is made. IUPUI registered student organizations will be billed for any additional fees following each event. IUPUI organizations not paid in full within 30 days risk having upcoming events canceled, and no new requests can be made until paid in full.
Non-IUPUI rentals must make a 10% deposit at time of signing the contract and the remaining balance is due 30 days in advance. Failure to receive payments on time will result in cancellation of reservation. Applicable Indiana sales tax will be added when appropriate.
PETM expects prompt payment of all charges. University departments and student organizations with university accounts will be required to provide an account number for any event for which charges will be incurred. For student organizations without a campus account, the individual student responsible for organizing the event will be held personally responsible for charges.
Organizations and departments with charges more than 30 days past due will be denied further use of any space in the Natatorium until all outstanding charges are paid. Student organization charges that are more than 60 days past due will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.
- University Policies
Guest parking for the PETM Building is available in the Sports Garage Departments. Schools hosting events in PETM facilities should contact Parking Services regarding special event parking issues, concerns, and questions.
Food, beverage, and catering services
IUPUI Food Service, Four Course Catering, and Coca Cola USA are the only approved food service catering and beverage providers for PETM facilities. Event sponsors will receive a separate billing for any food /beverage expenses directly from Four Course Catering. Food and beverages from other sources may not be brought into event spaces in PETM facilities. Renters will be fined for bringing food in from outside sources.
Alcohol, drugs, and paraphernalia
No alcohol, no illegal drugs, and no drug paraphernalia are allowed in the PETM facilities.
IUPUI is a tobacco-free campus. Effective August 14, 2006, the use and sale of any tobacco product—cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff—will be prohibited on IUPUI-owned, -operated, and/or -leased property.
This Tobacco Free policy also bans the use of tobacco products in university owned, leased or operated vehicles. Advertising, sale or promotion of tobacco products and the sponsoring of campus events by tobacco companies or tobacco-promoting organizations for the purpose of promoting tobacco-related products is not permitted.
Complaints regarding violations of the policy should be referred to the appropriate administrative office: for faculty the Office of Academic Policies, Procedures, and Documentation; for staff, Human Resources Administration; for students, the Dean of Students' Office.
Smoking and tobacco products are not permitted anywhere on campus.
Firearms, weapons, and explosives
Unauthorized firearms, weapons, ammunition, explosives, and other items that the campus police consider to be dangerous are prohibited on university property. This policy includes activities such as introducing, possessing, using, buying, or selling firearms. Even if you have a valid state permit to carry the firearm, you are not authorized to carry the firearm on university property. Only law enforcement officers and other who have prior approval for the lUPUI police chief are authorized to carry a firearm on campus.
When a fire alarm sounds, Indiana law requires the complete evacuation of the building. All building occupants should move at least 100 feet away from the building and may not block doorways or sidewalks. Moving 100 feet away will involve exiting the west end of the building and crossing University Boulevard or exiting the south end of the building toward Qualmish Ave.
Students exhibiting disruptive behavior will be referred to lUPUI Police and to the Office of the Dean of Students for disciplinary action. Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct
- Disorderly conduct which interferes with teaching, research, administration or university or university-related activity
- Failure to comply with the directions of authorized university officials in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself when requested to do so
- Acting with violence, and aiding, encouraging, or participating in a riot
Non-IUPUI students exhibiting disruptive behavior will be referred to IUPUI Police.
- PETM Rental Policies
Submitting a request form is only a request for space. Do not assume you have space until you receive an official confirmation through a mutually agreed upon and signed contract.
Requests for space will not be accepted over the phone. You may fax, mail, or email the completed Rental Request form. If your request is denied, you will receive an email with that information. Do not advertise the use of any space until you have received a confirmation.
The organization will be required to maintain and furnish proof of insurance in the minimum amount of $25,000 property damage and $1,000,000 public liability insurance to cover the full period of occupancy. This insurance will not limit the Licensee's liability under this agreement. Renters must show satisfactory evidence of insurance, naming Indiana University and its agents as insured.
Facility can be rented for only traditional uses as the facility must be maintained for daily use by The School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, IUPUI Athletics, and Campus Recreation.
Examples are: The main gym, also referred to as the Jungle (PE150) cannot be rented for dances or other activities that would place potential danger or damage to the floor surface. The instructional field cannot be rented if the activity puts excessive wear on, or could harm, the field or irrigation system. Banned activities include the use of tents, trucks or hosting the javelin throw on the instructional field.
Athletic activities involving participants under the age of 18 are not allowed in the Jungle, as we are required to abide by all NCAA regulations.
Renters must check their email for any questions or clarifications from PETM staff that will need to be answered before a space can be confirmed. It is your responsibility to make sure that contact information on each request form is correct and current.
- Freestanding displays must be utilized.
- Doorways, emergency exits, and fire equipment may not be blocked or obstructed.
- Confetti, rice, glitter, beads, marbles, flower petals, and feather boas are not permitted at any time.
- Nailing, tacking, or taping materials to walls, woodwork, windows, sprinklers, ceilings, projectors, or fastening display materials to draperies, or light fixtures, is not permitted.
- All display materials and decorations must be removed immediately after the event. A clean up fee will be charged for items not removed and if rooms are left messy.
- PETM is not responsible for any items left behind.
- Renters may be assessed a charge for damages in the Natatorium/ fields from improper use of decorations and displays.
- Candles, incense, and/or fire (or anything with an open flame) are not permitted anywhere in the Natatorium. Limited candle use is only permitted for events with full catering service from Four Course Catering when catering staff is present and managing the event.
- Any balloons used inside must have sufficient ribbon attached to allow the balloon to be removed by a person of average height, at the end of the event.
- All rental space(s) should be left in the same condition in which they were set. A penalty fee will be charged to any group that does not comply.
- Damages and/or excessive cleaning as charged by Campus Facility Services for any services needed. There is a minimum $37 per hour charge for any additional cleaning.
The sponsoring individual/organization is responsible for all clean-up of the rental space.
Organizations may request the movable bleachers in the main gymnasium for an additional fee. This must be requested at the time the initial request is made.
There is no storage space available in the building.
All rentals will be cancelled in the event that the university is closed and/or classes are cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or national emergency. Rentals will not be scheduled to take place anytime the university is closed, including holidays.
Participants will be expected to stay in the event area and will not have access to the entire building.
The admission fee (if there is one) for the event will be clearly posted at the entrance of the event.
Police and security
IUPUI Police must monitor all rentals in the Natatorium that are scheduled to last past regular building operating hours. Expect to have a ratio of one police officer for every 50 guests.
Expect to pay approximately $50/hour per IUPUI police officer. Expect to have one officer for every 50 anticipated guests. There is a 4-hour minimum.
Security guards from ESG Security will be required to check IDs, wand individuals, and check bags and purses as guests enter the event. The expense of hiring security guards to work the door is the responsibility of the rental individual or organization. The exact type and number of security guards will be determined case by case, based on the size and nature of the event.
Programs in the Natatorium must end no later than 2 a.m. There is a limit of 250 individuals allowed to attend an event. The 250 person guest limit includes all members of the sponsoring organization(s) and all guests.
When the safety of persons and/or property is in question or when state and local laws, and/or university regulations are being violated, campus police, the PETM staff monitor, and the event sponsor have the responsibility to direct the early shut down of the activity and the total evacuation of the premises. The ultimate authority to shut down an activity in progress resides with campus police and the PETM staff at the event.
- Cancellations and No Shows
Renters that fail to use the reserved space and/or fail to cancel the reserved space at least five business days prior to the event will be charged a late cancellation/no show fee, as well as forfeit their rental fee.
To the avoid a late cancellation fee for a confirmed rental, written notice must be sent to Connie Purcell at least two business days prior to the event.
The following incremental fine system for meeting/event space has been implemented, using a July 1 –June 30 calendar year.
- 1st late cancellation/no show per year $50
- 2nd late cancellation/no show per year $75
- 3rd late cancellation/no show per year $100
*Food Service agreements with Four Course Catering have separate cancellation requirements.
- Penalties for Policy Violations
The sponsoring organization is responsible for the actions of all event guests. The event sponsor is responsible for ensuring that all event participants are aware of all relevant laws and university policies.
Failure to comply and violations of state and local laws or university policy will result in a loss of privileges and an investigation into other possible penalties, including sanctions under the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
Violations of University policies will be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students.
A three-strike policy is in effect for all organizations. Each time there is damage, a need for additional or excessive cleaning, or a violation of any law or university policy, the sponsoring organization will receive a strike. Notification of a strike will be made via email to the individual who requested the rental space. After three strikes, an organization will lose the privileges to host an event for one calendar year. In the case of serious misconduct, a loss of privileges may occur before three strikes have been attained.
An organization may also be referred to the Dean of Students office for further disciplinary action any time a strike is issued.