RAM Student Handbook: Picketing Code 12-13

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement School: Framingham State University Statement Rating: Green

Relevant excerpt

1. All students, undergraduate and graduate, have a right to demonstrate
on University premises provided, however, that no such demonstration shall
be permissible, which for any reason of time, place, or type of behavior,
materially disrupts class work or other University business, or involves
substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others.
2. Campus buildings are for University business. Any form of demonstration
that interferes with University business in of� ce or classroom spaces is a
violation of this Code.
3. Students are prohibited from blocking free entry to or free exit from
buildings, interfering with free movement, or presenting obstacles to regular
University activities. �Interfering with free movement� is de� ned as any
physical denial or restriction of a person’s ability to freely reach or leave a
given geographical area, or harassment as de� ned in the Code of Student
Conduct. �Obstacles� are de� ned as physical devices, bodies, or signs
which cause interferences with free movement, or sounds which prevent
normal communication.
4. There shall be no interference with demonstrations on the grounds of
content of speech, except for any speech or demonstration which incites
immediate, violent action and represents a clear and present danger to the
campus community, which shall be a violation of the Code.
5. No student shall intentionally and substantially interfere with the freedom
of expression of another person on University premises or at University
sponsored activities.
6. Failure to cease any activity in violation of the Code immediately following
either written or oral notice by a University of� cial shall also be a violation
of this Code.
7. Any violation of the Code may subject a student to expulsion from the
University or such lesser sanction(s) as may be deemed appropriate by
the University.

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