Protests and demonstrations on campus are exempt from the event registration process that is otherwise required of all student events. Nevertheless, students are invited and encouraged to register their planned protests and demonstrations with the Office for Campus Life (OCL) so that the university can provide event and logistical support. OCL staff do not review or approve the content of the event, nor do they authorize or deny any registrations.
Certain large campus events have additional restrictions to ensure safety for participants and others in the community. For any campus event with over 25 attendees, the following additional restrictions apply:
- Open flames (e.g., torches, fire pits, etc.) are prohibited from all indoor and outdoor spaces, unless the student or student organization has approval from the Department of Public and Environmental Safety, as specified in Section IV (H).
- Wearing masks, bandanas, or other material to cover a person’s face in order to conceal their identity is prohibited, unless there is a declared public health emergency which requires the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of disease or the student or student organization has approval from the Department of Public and Environmental Safety.
- Possession of sticks, clubs, bats, and other objects that may be used as a weapon is prohibited, unless the student or student organization has approval from the Department of Public and Environmental Safety.