Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Jackson State University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: November 11, 2016

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The University provides forums for the assembly and expression of ideas and opinions, such as the following:

1. “Traditional public forums” include the University’s public streets, sidewalks, and similar common areas. These areas are generally available for expressive activity, planned or spontaneous, for the individual or small groups at any time without the need for reservation or prior approval. In such setting sound amplification are not permitted. Additionally, said individuals or small groups are not permitted to obstruct or otherwise block the routine regular flow of pedestrian or transit traffic in the University’s public streets, sidewalks, and similar common areas.

2. “Designated public forums” include other parts of the campus that may become temporarily available for expressive activity as designated by the University. To facilitate the free exchange of ideas, the University has established high visibility areas on campus as designated public forums that may be used by any individuals or small groups, including students and other campus guests. As with traditional public forums the individuals or small groups are not permitted to obstruct or otherwise block the routine regular flow of pedestrian or transit traffic in the University’s public streets, sidewalks, and similar common areas.

Designated public forums include: a) Tiger Park b) The Pavilion

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