Glitter

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Glitter

Posted by Gil Johnson on Feb 26, 2019 8:41 am

Hi All,

Can anyone share your policy on the use (or non-use) of glitter in your facilities?  We certainly understand the fun of glitter, however the challenges of cleaning it up seem to outweigh the fun particularly for the guests/customers who find their professional attire covered in glitter following a meeting/event.  Perhaps a NO GLITTER policy is the best route to follow? Any thoughts or suggestions? 

Best, Gil

Glitter

Posted by Jon Burk on Feb 26, 2019 9:38 am

We have a no glitter, no confetti policy for exactly those reasons and it seems to work pretty well.

 

 

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Baldwin Wallace University
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Glitter

Posted by Gil Johnson on Feb 26, 2019 9:59 am

Thank you Jon!

Best, Gil

Gil Johnson, Sr. Associate Director
University of Delaware
University Student Centers
17 West Main Street
Newark, DE. 19716
gil@udel.edu
(302)831-2633 (Phone)

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Re: Glitter

Posted by Jeff Pelletier on Feb 26, 2019 11:51 am

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If I ever go back for a PhD, my dissertation will be about glitter and other prohibited items in a college union!

Even with a total ban on this insidious product, the most invasive infestations tend to be from galas/proms (it’s built right into the dresses!), our dance marathon, and some sorority recruitment events. 
I recently found these vile vials in our performance hall, which can only be described as weapons of mass destruction:

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For further research, you may wish to read this recent New York Times piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/style/glitter-factory.html

Finally, a story from the artist I referenced in my speech a few years ago, who has a future in event operations with us!
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--Jeff Pelletier
Director of Ohio Union Operations and Events
#GlitterHater


 

Re: Glitter

Posted by Gil Johnson on Feb 26, 2019 11:55 am

Hi Jeff,

THANK YOU so much for the insightful information and the HUGE chuckle that I got out of reading your reply!!  That was Awesome!  Thanks and looking forward to seeing you in Indy!

Best, Gil

Gil Johnson, Sr. Associate Director
University of Delaware
University Student Centers
17 West Main Street
Newark, DE. 19716
gil@udel.edu
(302)831-2633 (Phone)

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Re: Glitter

Posted by Melanie Pizzulo on Mar 5, 2019 8:35 am

Absolutely NO GLITTER!  We've also found that hydrated beads that can be used in centerpieces are a nuisance as well. If spilled, they are a mess to clean up, especially if accidentally stepped on. Here's a little blurb from our policy....
 

Use of adhesives, hydrated beads, glitter, sand weights, confetti, rice, dance wax, powder, gel beads or similar materials is strictly prohibited.

The individual/group scheduling Palmer Commons facilities is financially responsible for the reservation, details and any special clean-up or damages resulting from the event or the activity.

Happy Cleaning!

Melanie Pizzulo
General Manager
University of Michigan, Palmer Commons

Re: Glitter

Posted by Gil Johnson on Mar 5, 2019 8:36 am

Thanks Melanie!!  This is helpful and appreciated!  

Best, Gil

Gil Johnson, Sr. Associate Director
University of Delaware
University Student Centers
17 West Main Street
Newark, DE. 19716
gil@udel.edu
(302)831-2633 (Phone)

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning how to dance in the rain."