Policy on Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression 13-14

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: California State University – Los Angeles Statement Rating: Yellow

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A. Public Forum Areas

In this policy, a “public forum” refers to University property that has traditionally been available to assembly or debate. Right of access and right of equality of access are guaranteed in these public forums. Prior restraint and most content-based restrictions are prohibited, but reasonable time, place, and manner regulations may be applied. Spontaneous events and demonstrations may take place in the public forum areas without reservations. Planned events and demonstrations in the public forum areas require reservations.

The following areas are public forums:

The stage that is northeast of the University-Student Union, plus the area extending outwards 5 feet from every side of the stage; and the walkway area from the statute of the Golden Eagle east of the Golden Eagle building to the southernmost end of the Street of the Arts (see Appendix 1.).

B. Limited Public Forum Areas

“Limited public forum” areas refer to property that has not been traditionally public, but which the University has designated to be open as locations for public discourse. Spontaneous events and demonstrations may not take place in the limited public forum areas. Planned events and demonstrations in the limited public forum areas require reservations.

The following areas are limited public forums:

All outdoor areas on campus (i.e., areas not inside a building) with the exception of: public forum areas, athletic fields (including but not limited to the tennis courts and the swimming pool and deck); streets; street crosswalks; driveways; parking lots; the corporation yard; the area directly between Kennedy Library North and the Palmer Wing South; bridges between buildings; building balconies; building walls; building rooftops; Luckman amphitheater; areas directly adjacent to electrical transformers, generators and panels; and designated construction areas.

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