Speech and Demonstration Policy

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Auburn University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: August 14, 2017

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Auburn University reserves the right to require that speakers, scheduled or unscheduled, sponsored or unsponsored, University affiliated or visitors to the campus, use the Open Air Forum (located on the steps of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library) or other approved campus locations if deemed appropriate by the Division of Student Affairs. These areas include Graves Amphitheater, Athletic Department facilities, the Student Activities Center Amphitheater, front lawn of Cater Hall, Student Center Green Space, and other areas designated by the Division of Student Affairs.

Demonstrations, speeches, and debates are to be held in the Open Air Forum or in the aforementioned alternate locations. These alternate locations require special authorization through the Division of Student Affairs’ Student Center Operations.

To avoid monopolization by any person, agency, or organization, and to best accommodate all users, permits to schedule the use of the Open Air Forum are available in the Division of Student Affairs’ Student Center Operations Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Authorization for any demonstration, speech or debate will require identification of the individual or organization and agreement to abide by this policy. Authorization will not be unreasonably withheld.

Open Air Forum is a designated area on campus (located on the steps of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library) not confined by walls or a roof. Within this designated area, individuals or groups are encouraged to openly discuss, express, and/or exchange ideas on topics in a civilized manner.

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