Demonstrations on University Property

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Statement Rating: Red Last updated: November 17, 2017

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has designated an area within the paver marked section of Stratton Quadrangle and/or the Builders of the University Plaza 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.

All free expression and demonstration activities in the designated area shall be on a first-come, first-served basis and shall be limited to one hour duration if use of the area is requested by other persons or parties.  Use of the designated area at any time must be scheduled in advance with 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 Office of 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 to make certain that the University can 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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