Division of Student Affairs: Speech and Expression Policy

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Georgetown University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: October 19, 2017

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[C]ertain areas of campus shall be considered “public squares” and shall be available, without prior arrangement, for individuals and groups during daylight hours for the purpose of exchanging ideas.  These areas include:  Red Square (the plaza adjacent to ICC), the east area of Regents Lawn between Regents Hall and Tondorff Road, Leavey Lobby, and a portion of the entry foyer in Healey Family Student Center.

An individual, organization, or department hosting an event is responsible for all costs associated with the event, including security if such is deemed necessary by the University administration. No University subsidy will be available unless by prior arrangement. A group hosting an event is responsible for all costs associated with the event. However, excessive security costs shall not be construed as a disincentive to host an event of a controversial nature, so groups encountering budget limitations should reach out to the Center for Student Engagement as early as possible to plan for event costs accordingly. In rare cases, groups may request a waiver of security costs.

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