Kennesaw State University Freedom of Expression Policy

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Kennesaw State University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: October 12, 2018

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Kennesaw State University (“KSU”) recognizes and is committed to upholding the First Amendment rights of all individuals, including freedom of speech and peaceable assembly.

For students, student organizations, and other members of the KSU community, open outdoor areas of campus are venues for expression. The designation of forum areas herein may not be used to prohibit them from engaging in expressive activities consistent with this policy elsewhere on campus, and it does not apply to University-sponsored activities. Rather, the policy only sets forth reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on campus expression; and it establishes as designated public forums certain outdoor areas of KSU’s campus and sets forth requirements for forum reservations in the following limited circumstances: (1) members of the KSU community who plan an event with 30 or more persons and (2) individuals or groups who are not members of the KSU community who wish to speak on KSU’s campus. By placing reasonable limitations on time, place, and manner of speech, KSU does not take into consideration or take a position on the content or viewpoint of the expression, but allows for a diversity of viewpoints to be expressed in an academic setting.

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