Kennesaw State University Homecoming Parade

Thank you for your interest in participating in Kennesaw State University’s Homecoming Parade, which will be held on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 5pm. The Owl Prowl, Flight Night, concert and fireworks are scheduled to occur after the parade. Please complete this form and return the necessary documents by October 5th, 2012. In order to be considered for participation, please complete the attached application. For NON-KSU participants only, please send certificate of insurance as listed below, by Friday, October 5th, 2012 to the address listed below. The certification of insurance only applies to NON-KSU participants. Jennifer Messer 1000 Chastain Road MD 0501 Building 5 Room 274 Kennesaw, Ga 30144 jmesser3@kennesaw.edu Phone: 678.797.2128 FOR NON-KSU PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Participants must agree to carry the following insurance polices and provide a certificate of insurance naming Kennesaw State University as additional insured: - General Liability Insurance - $1,000,000 combined single limit, per occurrence. - Automobile Liability Insurance - $1,000,000 combined single limit, per accident - Workers Compensation - As required by law Kennesaw State University student organizations, departments and invited honoraries are not exempt from these insurance requirements, if they will be driving any non-State owned vehicles. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: - If parade participant is using a personal vehicle, he or she must provide proof of insurance. - If parade participant is using a state owned vehicle, state coverage is already provided. - For participants using non personal and non state owned vehicle, higher insurance requirements apply. Please contact Jennifer Messer at jmesser3@kennesaw.edu for additional details.
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Kennesaw State University Homecoming Parade Guidelines

1. All participants must complete and submit a Kennesaw State University Homecoming Parade application by the announced deadline. 2. Non-KSU participants must agree to carry the following insurance polices and provide a certificate of insurance naming Kennesaw State University as additional insured: a. General Liability Insurance - $1,000,000 combined single limit, per occurrence; b. Automobile Liability Insurance - $1,000,000 combined single limit, per accident; c. Workers Compensation - As required by law. d. Kennesaw State University student organizations, departments and invited honoraries have different insurance requirements. If parade participant is using a personal vehicle, he or she must provide proof of insurance. If parade participant is using a state owned vehicle, state coverage is already provided. For participants using non-personal and non state owned vehicle, higher insurance requirements apply. Please contact Jennifer Messer at jmesser@kennesaw.edu for additional details. 3. Anyone driving a vehicle or motorized transportation (i.e. tractor) must have a valid driver’s license. 4. Hazardous devices are not permitted on the display sites (i.e.: fire hazards, flammable materials, etc). Toilet paper may not be used as pomp and no fires are allowed on the display sites. 5. Organizations may use props on the float. If you choose to have toy guns or any other that may look like a weapon, please be deliberate and tasteful in their usage so that no one is holding or pointing it at others. Water guns are not permitted as one is not allowed to spray the audience. 6. Live animals are not allowed to be a part of the parade without special permission, this includes dogs and horses. Request for an acception to this policy must be sent to Jennifer Messer at jmesser3@kennesaw.edu no later than 72 hours before the event. 7. Participants’ floats, displays, and/ or vehicles may NOT contain vulgarity of any type or offensive language, signs, flags, towels, clothing, etc. If items may be perceived as offensive, parade officials reserve the right to require that participants remove the item or that the participants be removed from the parade. In creating the float’s design and its accessories, one should consider the appropriateness of that item, in regards to theme and appeal to a general audience. 8. Participants may ride in the back of a truck but MUST be seated in the bed of the truck at all times. No one is allowed to ride on top of the truck cab, on top of the tool box or sides, stand up, or dangle legs off the rear or sides of truck. Participants may not ride on top of any type of moving vehicle, this includes fire trucks. 9. Participants may ride on a float but MUST be seated and secured directly on flatbed at all times (NO sitting on hay bales, stools, buckets, chairs, or props of any kind, etc). No one is allowed to stand up or dangle legs off the rear or sides of flatbed. 10. The use of alcohol before or during the parade will result in the participants & entry being immediately removed from the event and appropriate authorities will be notified. Removal from the parade for any reason will be considered a disqualification from the float competition. 11. Anyone walking with a vehicle and/ or float must remain at least 5 feet behind the vehicle at all times. 12. All participating groups must move with the natural flow of parade traffic at all times. Groups are not allowed to stop parade movement in order to perform a dance, cheer, or other activity at any time during the parade. This will result in immediate removal from the parade. 13. Vehicles must remain at least 10 feet behind the participants in front of them. 14. Drivers are responsible for making decisions regarding safety. 15. Vulgarity will not be tolerated at any time prior to or during the parade. 16. Organizations are responsible for all members, volunteers, alumni, etc. in education of rules and guidelines. 17. Each participating group’s float or vehicle must be related to the Kennesaw State University Parade theme set for that year, in order to receive points for the overall Homecoming Competition. 18. Each participating vehicle must display Line-Up Number in the dash of the front vehicle. 19. Walking groups must hold Line-Up Number until parade start. 20. Each group is responsible for cleaning up their area in the parade as well as before during set up and after during break down. If a group fails to sufficiently clean up their area, the organization will face student conduct charges and or charges will be filed against the organization as an RSO. 21. All participants must engage in appropriate behavior and comply with Parade officials, volunteers and police directions. 22. Any student and or student organization in violation of rules may be subjected to disciplinary action with the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Office, including but not limited to suspension or dismissal from the University. 23. Parade officials reserve the right to use their discretion in removing a participant or organization from the parade at any time during the event due to a violation of an above rule or if the safety of a participant(s) or bystander(s) is in jeopardy.


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