Solicitations, including solicitations of sales, and commercial business ventures are not permitted on campus by individual or outside group(s), or individual or group(s) of students. This includes students working as independent contractors for a third-party company that buys and sells textbooks. Variances from this policy are made through written application to the vice president for student life in advance of any proposed solicitation. Only in rare circumstances may variances from or exceptions to this policy be granted. Any person attempting to solicit credit card membership or sell magazines, insurance, clothing, or other merchandise should be reported immediately to student life or USM campus safety and security.