One of Caltech's unique undergraduate traditions is the painting of murals in the North and South houses. The Housing Office works closely with student leaders to support self-expression and also help foster an enjoyable and safe living environment for all house members.
It is the Institute's policy that all murals must be approved in advance.
Murals will be approved on a house-to-house basis, taking into consideration House specific issues.
The Housing Office will photograph and catalog all murals.
Murals are not permanent, and the current approval may expire to support new murals and opportunities for new generations of House members.
Murals must be free of offensive material, including any images or language that reasonable persons would find offensive, or which would reasonably interfere with other residents' or guests' enjoyment of the facilities.
Murals may not include reference to alcohol or other drugs.
Portrayals of Caltech community members in the murals are also prohibited.
No modifications to murals will be made without permission.
Neither the Housing Office nor Student Affairs will bear costs associated with unapproved murals or those which differ from the submitted design.