Student Organization Resource Guide: Special Security Needs Policy 13-14

Category: Other Speech Codes School: Tufts University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Any group planning to invite a speaker, high profile individual or group to the campus should take into account the safety of both the speaker and members of the audience. Serious consideration should be given to the safety of all individuals involved in the program. If other appearances by the speaker have prompted demonstrations, if there has been strong and vocal disagreement with the speaker’s views, if there has been disapproval by some community members to the speaker or topic, or if the speaker is from a country in the midst of hostilities, special preparations must be made to ensure that there will be a minimum security risk.

Adequate preparation for a speaker requires at least three weeks’ notice. Groups planning to invite a speaker meeting the above criteria should plan ahead – certain programs may require more than three weeks.

Adequate preparation for a speaker requires at least three weeks’ notice. Groups planning to invite a speaker meeting the above criteria should plan ahead – certain programs may require more than three weeks.

The University is prepared to underwrite the costs of security for any program it deems as falling under this policy, but the availability of funding to cover security needs is limited. Once a particular organization has this type of event, that organization is ineligible for funding for another event of this nature for at least one semester.

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