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University policy regarding demonstrations, marches and speakers

  1. Purpose. The university recognizes the exercise of the rights of expression, conscience, affiliation and peaceful assemblage. The university is equally mindful that a reasonable and orderly calendaring and assignment of university facilities, resources and personnel, consistent with the civil liberties expressed in the first amendment to the United States Constitution, are necessary in order to assure the pursuit of educational programs, to accommodate the needs of all persons, and to respect the rights of all members of the university community.
  2. In order to ensure the accomplishment of these purposes and to ensure the orderly conduct of classes and other functions of the university, specific administrative policy and operational procedure shall be established.
  3. The university neither permits nor forbids demonstrations off-campus by members of the university community. Persons demonstrating off-campus are reminded that they are expected to act in a manner that will conform to all national, state and municipal laws and ordinances. The university is particularly concerned that this responsibility be fulfilled when persons demonstrating off-campus identify themselves as members of the university.
Policy Effective Date:
Mar 01, 2015
Policy Prior Effective Dates: 
11/4/1977, 1/5/1979, 10/19/1994, 9/26/2005, 6/1/2007