Policy on Time, Place, and Manner of Expression

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: California State University – Chico Statement Rating: Green Last updated: February 9, 2017

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Freedom of expression extends to the right to demonstrate, protest, and advocate through public assemblies, marches, and demonstrations.

These activities must comply with the General Limitations set forth in this policy (See General Limitations and Time, Place and Manner Guidelines).

To address public safety issues (routes of march, necessary public safety staffing, etc.), where possible groups contemplating holding public assemblies, marches, or demonstrations are strongly encouraged to notify the University Police, preferably at least 48 hours in advance.

In addition, to avoid conflicts with other scheduled University events, and to utilize other necessary support services and to ensure event success, where possible organizers of public assemblies, marches, or demonstrations are also strongly encouraged to notify the Facilities Reservations Office.

Where facilities or equipment are required, formal scheduling protocols and reservation procedures for booking equipment must be followed. (See Appendix A.2).

The University President has delegated oversight of campus demonstrations to the Vice President for Student Affairs to ensure protection of freedom of expression and constitutional rights.  This Vice President will cooperate with University Police, if needed, to implement dispersal procedures only when participants have exceeded the limits of their constitutional rights or exceeded the general limitations of this policy (See General Limitations).

Nothing in this section should be construed as prohibiting spontaneous speech events which arise from news or affairs that reach public awareness less than 48 hours prior to the event.

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