Policies Affecting Students: Free Inquiry, Expression and Assembly 13-14

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: University of Mississippi Statement Rating: Green

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To facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas, the University has established high visibility areas on campus as “Speaker’s Corners” that may be used by any person including by non-students and other campus guests. This use may be without permission from the University so long as the area has not been previously reserved or scheduled for a particular function, no sound amplification is used, and the participants do not violate other University policies. Designated Speaker’s Corners include:
a) the edge of the Union Plaza adjacent to the Grove,
b) the area surrounding the flagpole in the Lyceum Circle, and
c) the plaza in front of Fulton Chapel.

Although it is not necessary for a person using one of the designated Speaker’s Corners to obtain prior permission from the University, the University encourages such persons to contact the Office of the Dean of Students for scheduling purposes to minimize possible conflicts.

Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as limiting the right of student expression elsewhere on the campus so long as the expressive activities or related student conduct do not violate any other applicable University policies.

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