Collection & Distribution

Campus Departments or organizations wishing to collect and/or distribute items through the Department of Residence hall desks need to review this policy and complete the Collection and Distribution Policy and Form for Residence Halls.

We reserve the right to accept or reject any request for any reason. The decision will be based on this form, staff availability, and space availability. 

Individuals interested in collection and/or distribution in Frederiksen Court or SUV may contact those community offices at or

We will not:

  • Collect any money at the hall desks for your group.
  • Assume liability for any lost or damaged items.
  • Distribute any highly perishable items such as produce or baked goods.
  • Distribute any items through mailboxes unless the items are specifically addressed for the recipient(s) and sorted by building in room number order.
  • Accept requests from outside groups (ISU campus departments and organizations only).


If this request applies to more than one hall desk:

  1. Submit the completed form at least 10 class days before your intent to distribute/collect items through the hall desks. Only one form is required, regardless of the number of hall desks involved in your request. Forms should be one of the following ways:
    • Office: 1203 Friley
    • E-mail:
    • Fax: 515-294-1417
  2. The Hall Desk Advisory Group (representatives of all hall desks) will review requests.
  3. The contact person listed on the form will receive a response from the Chairperson of the Hall Desk Advisory Group within 10 class days of submission. Further information may be exchanged at that time pertaining to the specific request.

If this request applies to only one hall desk:

  1. Submit this completed form to the hall desk supervisor at least 10 class days before your intent to distribute/collect items through the hall desks.
  2. The Hall Desk Supervisor will review your request and respond to the contact person listed on the form within 10 class days

Tips for making this process successful for your organization and the hall desks:

  • Gather and provide as many details as possible prior to submitting the form.
  • Make arrangements in advance to deliver or pick-up items on the dates provided on the form.
  • Provide specific details if necessary to ensure effective collection or distribution.
  • If you are requesting multiple delivery dates through request, limit deliveries to specific outlined dates in your request.
  • If documents will be distributed, provide a sufficient quantity of documents in advance. (We will not make additional copies.)
  • If you are promoting an activity/event, consider alternate methods of promotion. Review the Advertising Policy for suggestions