Expression and Demonstration Policy

Auburn University

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To facilitate the free exchange of ideas, the university has established high visibility areas on campus as an “Open Air Forum,” which may be used without prior notice or reservation for demonstrations by any individual or group. Visitors may engage in demonstrations only within an Open-Air Forum and not elsewhere on campus unless prior permission has been granted by the university. Such activities may not conflict with a prior reservation.

The Open Air Forums are located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Mell Street and Roosevelt Drive and at the northeast corner of the intersection of South Donahue Drive and the West Thach Concourse.

Although it is not necessary for a person using the designated Open-Air Forum to obtain prior permission from the university, such persons are encouraged to contact the Student Center Reservations Office for scheduling purposes to minimize possible conflicts. That Office may be reached at: 334-844-1320 during the hours of 7:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday.


[T]he university requires individuals or groups planning a large-scale event to contact the Student Center Reservations Office in advance of the activity as well as register the event in the Campus Event Planning System ( Large-scale events are events that include invited speakers, use of amplified sound, marches, parades, and other events such as protests and demonstrations that are expected to attract 100 or more people. A representative of the Campus Events committee will work with the requesting person to either meet the request or find a suitable time and location.