The exchange of ideas is critical to the University’s mission and is central in the University’s role to “challenge students to extend their intellectual capacities, interests, and creative abilities; develop their talents; and acquire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning” (Southeast Mission Statement, 2015).
The University encourages students, faculty, and staff to exercise the right of assembly, free speech and expression throughout the campus. The outdoor areas of the Southeast Main Campus, River Campus, and Regional Campuses are considered traditional public forums areas. Protests, rallies, demonstrations, and other similar expressive activities are not permitted inside any University building. In support of free expression and the University encourages use of, but does not restrict expressive activities to designated public forum areas.