Category I Events (usually require coordination of several offices and approval at the vice chancellor level)
University-Wide Event - An event open only to WSSU students, faculty and staff but with broad appeal across those groups (e.g., Student Forum). This may also qualify as a High Impact, Invitation-only, Administrative or Academic-related event.
Public Event - An event open to WSSU students, faculty, staff, and members of the public (e.g., James A Gray Lecture, Patterson Lecture Series, Honor’s Convocation). A Public Event can also be considered an Academic-related Event and/or a High Impact Event.
High Impact Event - An event that is large in scope, usually with an expected attendance of 500 people or more (e.g., Atkins Law Lecture, Founder’s Day Convocation). Such events generally require coordination and review by several University departments and organizations (e.g., WSSU Chancellor’s Office; Provost’s Office; Public Safety; University Advancement; Media Relations, etc.)
Invitation-only Event - An event open only to invited guests (e.g., University donor or alumni events, administrative or special-program events, BOT Dinner, Hospitality Tent at Athletic Events, Atkins Law Lecture Dinner).
Category II Events (usually managed and approved at a local level)
Academic-related Event - An academic-related activity that is NOT included in the University’s established curriculum (e.g., special guest lecture series, panel discussion)
Administrative Event - An administrative event, including a daily, weekly or occasional gathering and/or meeting by an official department or registered group that would not be open to the public, (e.g., a department faculty meeting, gathering of department staff, a student group board of directors meeting, Provost’s Council, Academic Standards and Curriculum, Staff Senate). The focus of these meetings is generally to discuss department or group business and/or do administrative planning. It may include professional training. These gatherings may also be social in nature (e.g., department luncheon, picnic, reception or holiday party (e.g., Staff Senate Holiday Gathering)).