Expression and Demonstration Policy

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To facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas, the university has established a high visibility area on campus as an “Open Air Forum.” This area may be used by any person, including non-students and other campus guests. This use may be without prior permission from the university so long as:

  • The area has not been previously reserved or scheduled for a particular function.
  • No sound amplification is used.
  • Participants do not violate university policies.
  • Guidelines outlined in Section II.A. are followed.

The Open Air Forums are located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Mell Street and Roosevelt Drive and at the northeast corner of the intersection of South Donahue Drive and the West Thach Concourse.

Although it is not necessary for a person using the designated Open Air Forum to obtain prior permission from the university, such persons are encouraged to contact the Student Center Reservations Office for scheduling purposes to minimize possible conflicts. That Office may be reached at: 334-844-1320 during the hours of 7:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as limiting the right of a student’s free expression elsewhere on campus so long as the expressive activities or related conduct do not violate any other applicable university policies.

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