Policy on Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression 13-14

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression School: California State University – East Bay Statement Rating: Green

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Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of a democratic society and is essential to the educational process. Universities have a special obligation not only to tolerate but also to encourage and support the free expression of ideas, values and opinions, even where they may be unpopular or controversial.

Freedom of expression is an individual right, and therefore is not restricted to place. While freedom of expression is encouraged everywhere on campus, the Agora Stage area is the most common place where individuals and groups assemble to exercise the right of free expression unless the space has already been scheduled in advance.

Individuals may … without prior scheduling, distribute non-commercial written and printed materials in any outdoor area of the University (excepting roadways) or in any University building.

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