Campus Administrative Policy 140: Use Of University Property and Time, Place and Manner

California Polytechnic State University

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Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of a democratic society and is essential to the educational process. Universities have a special obligation not only to tolerate but also to encourage and support the free expression of ideas, values and opinions, even where they may be unpopular or controversial. The University accepts and embraces this obligation, recognizing that such expression may take a variety of forms, including, but not limited to, speeches, signs, written materials, public assemblies, parades, marches, demonstrations, and artistic representation.

Acknowledging the central role the unfettered exchange of information and ideas plays in learning and in a free society, the University shall ensure that individuals and groups are afforded wide latitude in exercising the right of free expression, and that their constitutionally protected right to free expression is not abridged.