Administrative Rules and Procedures: 3.63 – Freedom of Expression

New Mexico State University

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New Mexico State University aspires to be an intellectually open campus. Free exchange of ideas is a reflection of the university’s public land-grant heritage, interest in diverse points of view, and commitment to excellence in education and research.  NMSU encourages free expression and peaceful assembly, provided they do not disrupt the university missions or functions.


Group Speech Activities, Including Rallies, Parades and Demonstrations:

  1. Any group Speech activity, regardless of the number of expected participants, may be coordinated through the Department of Campus Activities at the discretion of the organizers.
  2. When planned activities are likely to draw 250 participants or more, notification to the Department of Campus Activities is required.
  3. When planned activities necessitate road or parking lot closures or detours, or deny others access to or reasonable use of NMSU property, a permit is required.