Student Handbook: University Policy on Public Speech, Assembly, and Demonstrations

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Southeastern Louisiana University Statement Rating: Red Last updated: August 27, 2018

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In accordance with US Federal Court decisions, the University has the right to regulate the time of speech or assembly activities. A two (2) hour time period will be provided to individual(s) and/or organizations for these purposes at Southeastern. Speech/assembly activities will be limited to one two (2) hour time limit per seven (7) day period, commencing the Monday of each week.

The University has designated the following sites for public discussion and/or peaceful public assembly or demonstration:

(1) the steps in front of the Student Union Annex and the grassy area immediately in front of the steps and bounded by the sidewalk;
(2) the grassy area in front of the Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Student Activity Center;
(3) Presidential Plaza area north of the Student Union,

as areas where public speech and assemblies may be conducted by students without prior administrative approval.

Individual(s) or organizations wishing to use such areas will be required to register the public speech or assembly a minimum of seven (7) days in advance through the office of Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.

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