Student Handbook: Personal Property, Rights, Freedoms, Responsibilities

Tennessee State University

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Tennessee State University assumes the position that dissent, when carried out in the prescribed form (being registered in advance with the Vice President of Student Affairs, in order to ensure that the event is held at an acceptable time and appropriate site), will be protected; on the other hand, disruption in any form, will not be tolerated.


Group dissent tasking [sic] the form of demonstrations, marching, or sit-in activities will not be permitted inside university buildings or during university-wide events such as athletic contests, convocations, special lectures, assemblies or at the president’s home and surrounding grounds. This applies equally to students, faculty, employees of the university, and campus visitors.