Policy No. D‐19: Policy on Time, Place and Manner of Free Expression

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Freedom of expression activities may take place on campus with the following exceptions: Vehicular roadways (without express permission and in coordination with the University Chief of Police); parking lots; residential housing and facilities; and within 30 feet of any location in which instructional, educational, residential, and/or official university business activities are being conducted.

Popular locations for freedom of expression activities have traditionally been designated at the Speaker’s Platform. It should be noted that on occasion all or some portion of this area may have been reserved in advance. In such cases, the individuals or groups having initially reserved those spaces will be deemed to have priority, and other individuals or groups may be referred to another available outdoor space.

Other outdoor spaces on campus may be used as public gathering spaces for events and activities. Use of University Scheduling protocols is encouraged in all cases, to facilitate coordination with other events and among potential campus service providers. Where amplified sound, equipment or commercialism are involved, use of University scheduling protocols is required.

All indoor facilities and certain campus outdoor spaces must be reserved in advance. Any questions about use of campus indoor or outdoor spaces may be referred to Reservation Center at 559.278.6024 (for recognized student organizations) or Scheduling Office at 559.278.2941 (other users).

To address public safety issues (routes of march, necessary public safety staffing, disruption of campus academic programs and other events etc.), groups contemplating holding public assemblies, marches or demonstrations are strongly encouraged to notify the Fresno State Police Department at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

In addition, to avoid conflicts with other scheduled University events, reserve other necessary support services, and ensure event success, organizers of public assemblies, marches or demonstrations are also strongly encouraged to utilize University scheduling protocols.

Persons using areas generally available to students and the public are allowed to distribute petitions, circulars, leaflets, newspapers, and other printed matter.

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