Policy on Speech and Advocacy

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: California State University – San Bernardino Statement Rating: Green Last updated: March 6, 2017

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III. Free Expression at California State University, San Bernardino

At the CSUSB campuses, the time, place, and manner of expression are limited solely by the following general conditions and by additional specific conditions as defined in this policy.

The exercise of free speech and assembly rights must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. In addition, such activities may not:

  1. Interfere with classes in session or other scheduled academic, educational, cultural/arts programs or with use of the University Library.
  2. Obstruct the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  3. Interfere with or disrupt the conduct of University business.
  4. Employ unauthorized sound amplification or create unreasonable noise disruptive of normal University activities.
  5. Harass or intimidate persons in the immediate area of the activity.
  6. Violate any federal, state, or local safety codes, such as regulations set by the State Fire Marshal.

There shall be no restrictions on legal free speech activity based on the content of such speech or expression or on the political, religious, or other affiliations of speakers. Illegal speech activity, not protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution or by this policy, includes defamation, obscenity, terrorist threats, false advertising, and the promotion of actual or imminent violence or harm.

Outdoor demonstrations or public protests may be held on university property without advance permission provided these adhere to the general limitations described in Section III.



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