Dean of Students Office: Picketing Code

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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1. All students, undergraduate and graduate, have a right to demonstrate on university premises provided, however, that no such demonstration shall be permissible which for any reason of time, place, or type of behavior materially disrupts class work or other university business, or involves substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others.


4. There shall be no interference with demonstrations on the grounds of content of speech, except for any speech or demonstration which incites immediate, violent action and represents a clear and present danger to the campus community, which shall be a violation of this Code.

5. No student shall intentionally and substantially interfere with the freedom of expression of another person on university premises or at university sponsored activities.