Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Freedom of Expression

Bowling Green State University

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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In order for the university to best assist in meeting these responsibilities, we encourage organizers to inform us of planned expressive activities. Prior to sponsoring a rally, demonstration, march, or other group event, the organization or individual coordinating the activity is encouraged to complete the space reservation process two business days in advance through the main campus Office of Conference & Event Services or the Office of Budget and Operations for the Firelands campus. Advance notice enables the university to help ensure the activity takes place in a safe manner and support for the activity is identified, if needed.

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In the past, non-university affiliated speakers have used the following areas for demonstrations, marches and similar expressive activities:
(a) Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Oval
(b) Education Building Steps
(c) Education/Business Administration/Library Lawn (Carillon Park)
(d) University Hall Lawn
(e) Math Science Lawn
(f) Oaks/McDonald Lawn

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Expressive activities are not confined to the outdoor locations listed in D.3 above and may take place elsewhere in accordance with this policy.