Demonstrations on University Property

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Statement Rating: Red Last updated: December 22, 2016

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has designated an area within a radius of twenty feet (20’) of “The Rock” in Stratton Quadrangle for on-campus free expression and public demonstration activities.

A free expression or demonstration activity shall be considered to be any public manifestation of welcome, approval, solicitation, protest, or condemnation as by an individual, mass meeting, procession, picketing, or occupation of premises. Distribution of leaflets, bulletins, pamphlets, and other non-commercial written materials shall be restricted only to the designated free expression area.

Consent for use of the designated area at any time must be approved in advance by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration.

Demonstrations planned for campus locations outside the designated free expression and demonstration area shall be registered with the Vice Chancellor for Administration at least 48 hours in advance of the intended beginning time of the demonstration. Registration of these occasional demonstration activities is required in order to provide the University community proper notice of such activities and for the registrant to make a showing that the designated free expression and demonstration area cannot accommodate the proposed demonstration. Whenever a demonstration is registered, the person registering the demonstration shall be given a copy of this policy.

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