• The Student Center is a smoke-free facility. 
  • No animals are allowed in the Student Center, except for assistive dogs carrying out their assignment.
  • The Student Center adheres to a strict policy of inclusiveness and respect for all individuals.  We expect all persons to feel welcome, safe and accommodated to the best of our ability.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, skates/rollerblades, or any other conveyance are prohibited in the Student Center.
  • No weapons, or any object which could cause injury or damage to a person, maybe brought in to the Student Center.
  • Sodexo must provide any food provided in the Student Center unless Sodexo makes a specific exemption.
  • The possession or use of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the Student Center at any time unless approved by the Vice President for Student Development and Academic Integration.
  • All meetings, including numbers in attendance, must be in compliance with Fire and Life Safety Standards.  Inquiries must be directed to the Assistant Vice President of Student Life.
  • No exit or entry to any room or the exterior doors may be blocked or impeded at any time.
  • All events must be in compliance with the Student Center and University rules and regulations.
  • Any injury, accident or incident must be reported immediately to any staff member or Public Safety.
  • There are to be no candles, or open flames, in the Student Center.
  • There are to be no fueled vehicles or machinery in the Student Center.
  • No fuel or paint may be stored in the Student Center at any time.
  • In the event of a Fire Alarm, evacuation of the building is MANDATORY.
  • In the event of severe weather the Office of Student Activities & Involvement has the right to cancel any student event.
  • Any Student Center equipment must be placed and set up by assigned Student Center staff only.
  • All use of printed, audio, visual, and electronic information in the Student Center must comply with U.S. Copyright Law, and fair use standards.  Inquiries must be directed to the Office of Student Activities & Involvement.
  • All lost and found items in the Student Center are to be turned in to the Office of Student Activities & Involvement immediately.
  • Bethune-Cookman University Department of Public Safety must provide all security provisions.
  • Meeting rooms will remain locked when not in use. Rooms will be unlocked one (1) hour before the scheduled event by Student Center Staff only, unless prior arrangements have been made, so reservation confirmation can be made.
  • The sponsoring organization/department/community guest is responsible for leaving the room in the same condition as when the meeting/event started. If this is not accomplished a minimum fee $50 or more will be charged.
  • Nothing is to be taped, tacked, or otherwise adhered to the walls in any manner.
  • Any materials must be removed immediately following the event or meeting. A minimum clean-up fee of $50 or more will be charged to the organization/department for the removal of excess materials.
  • Any damages cause during an event, the organization will be charged the full cost to repair.

Solicitations on and off campus for subscriptions, sales of merchandise, publications or services other than by the regularly authorized food service, departments or divisions of the University are prohibited without the written approval from the Vice President for Student Development and Academic Integration at least one week prior to the event.

  • All advertisement must be approved by the Office of Student Activities & Involvement. Any items not stamped will be removed.
  • There will be no posting of alcohol-related events, obscenities, slanderous material, or material containing racist or sexist statements. This would include, but not be limited to, advertisements that show and/or promote nudity, violence, racism, and sexism.
  • All advertisements may be hung for at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • Use of any bulletin board or authorized in the Student Center does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of any product, service, or information by the Student Center or Bethune-Cookman University.
  • The occupant is responsible for and agrees to be held accountable for actions of him/herself and those of his/her guests; for care of the assigned office, common area of the organizational suites, and University property.
  • The occupant will take responsible action to protect and prevent the office and facility from reckless, or negligent damage; will refrain from encouraging or participating in activities which cause damage to occur; will report property or facility damage; and will take responsible action to assist the University in identifying individuals responsible for damage.

The Game Room is open to students, faculty/staff, administration, alumni and community guests.

  • A form of photo identification (i.e. B-CU ID card) is required to utilize the game room.
  • Smoking, chewing tobacco and alcohol are not permitted.
  • The Game Room Attendant will supervise usage to assure equal usage of the pool and ping-pong tables.
  • Restitution will be issued for replacement costs of any damaged equipment.
  • To ensure the best and longevity of the Game Room equipment there will be no sitting, leaning or placing personal effects on any game tables.
  • Gambling is strictly prohibited in the game room and elsewhere on the Bethune-Cookman University campus. Students or guests who gamble in the Game Room will be barred from the Game Room and may be subject to disciplinary action.
  • Students may be suspended from the Game Room use for failure to adhere to any Game Room regulations.
  • Safety is the top priority and must be practiced at all times. 
  • Lifters are required to use spotters on every set.
  • Lifters are required to use collars anytime there is weightlifting on a barbell.
  • Tennis shoes must be worn and tied up for strength training.
  • Place weights in their proper position after use.
  • Strip all bars immediately after use. Return dumbbells to the rack in proper order.
  • Food and drink of any kind are not permitted.
  • Spitting or defacing the facility is not permitted.
  • Profanity is not permitted.
  • IPOD’s are allowed on the cardio equipment only.
  • The staff is not responsible for theft, damaged or lost items.
  • No sitting down or leaning on equipment unless it is exercise required.

Availability / Policies For Events

When space allows, facilities can be available to internal and external groups and organizations whose purpose is consistent with the University’s mission.

Priority for the use of a specific facility within the context of the purpose for which the facility was designed (e.g. fitness center, student lounge, graduate seminar, game room, Presidents’ banquet rooms, etc.). Priority is also given to types of events as follows:

  • Student activities and events
  • Academic programming
  • University-sponsored events
  • External activities and events

Among the types of events for which the facilities are available:

  • Town hall meetings
  • Community meetings, seminars, workshops, and forums
  • Conferences
  • Banquets, luncheons, wedding receptions, and other special events

Available Rental Rooms and Rates

Graduate Seminar Room

  • All Day (8 hours)
    • Tax-Exempt: $200.00
    • Non-Exempt: $205.00
  • 1-4 Hours
    • Tax-Exempt: $100.00
    • Non-Exempt: $102.52
  • Per Hour
    • Tax-Exempt: $25.00
    • Non-Exempt: $25.63

Presidents’ Banquet Room

  • All Day (8 hours)
    • Tax-Exempt: $500.00
    • Non-Exempt: $532.50
  • 1-4 Hours
    • Tax-Exempt: $250.00
    • Non-Exempt: $266.25
  • Per Hour
    • Tax-Exempt: $62.00
    • Non-Exempt: $66.56

All-day prices will double 

A contract must be completed in order to book requested date(s). Registration forms and a deposit (if applicable) must be received within 48 hours of request/approval. In addition, balance must be paid in full seven days prior to the event. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Cancellation Fee
An administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed for any cancellation. For cost, rental information and facility availability, please contact:

Meals / Refreshments 
All meals and refreshments must be catered through Sodexo Food Services. The cost of meals will be negotiated directly with the vendor. The University assumes no responsibility for food costs and beverages. For more information about catering services, please contact:

Sodexo, Inc.

(386) 481-2154 (Office)
(386) 253-2256 (Fax)

For questions or reservations please contact:
Kathy Reeves