Policy on Expressive Activity – 6E1

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Statement Rating: Green Last updated: July 6, 2018

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For members of the University community, including students and student organizations, the outdoor areas of campus are venues for free expression, including speeches, demonstrations, and the distribution of literature.

SIUE shall not consider the content or viewpoint of the expression or the possible reaction to that expression in applying this policy. SIUE shall not impose restrictions on students, student organizations, or University employees due to the content or viewpoint of their expression or the possible reaction to that expression. In the event that other persons react negatively to a student’s, student organization’s, or University employee’s expression, SIUE (including University police ) shall take necessary steps to ensure public safety while allowing the Expressive Activity to continue.

For outdoor campus facilities and areas, members of the University community, including students, student organizations, and their sponsored guests may freely engage in spontaneous Expressive Activities provided that such activities are in compliance with all other provisions of this Policy …

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