Policy 1121: Public Expression on Campus

James Madison University

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In outdoor areas on campus other than controlled spaces, university community members and members of the public are encouraged to exercise their constitutionally protected rights of free expression and freedom of assembly, subject only to reasonable, content-neutral time, place and manner regulations.


The university will enforce appropriate, reasonable, and narrowly tailored time, place and manner regulations on expression and assembly as set out in this policy and other university policies without reference to the content of the speech or the participants in the assembly. 


The university will not censor or punish any public, constitutionally protected expression simply because a person or group finds it offensive. The university may prohibit, stop or impose sanctions for conduct that is not protected under this policy or the law, whether or not such conduct disrupts the safe and orderly operation of the institution.