Freedom of Expression Policy

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Any member of the University Community who engages in expressive activity not covered by Sections III.C or III.D at a campus location must submit a request for reservation of that location. A request for reservation must be submitted to the Associate Dean of Students at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance (not counting weekends and holidays) of the start of the planned activity.

The Designated Forums are centrally-located, highly-trafficked areas that are particularly well-suited for expressive activity, including speeches and demonstrations. Members of the University Community may use the Designated Forums to engage in expressive activity between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm, Monday through Friday, provided that such Designated Forum has not already been reserved for the time in question, including by a Non-University Affiliated Speaker. Although members of the University Community are not required to request a reservation for use of the Designated Forums for the purposes of expression, the University encourages all parties to notify the Associate Dean of Students for scheduling purposes in order to minimize reservation conflicts and best accommodate all interested users. Expressive activity within a Designated Forum must comply with the time, place, and manner regulations set forth in Section III.E, below.

Groups of ten (10) or more persons wishing to gather in the Designated Forums to engage in expressive activity at times other than between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm, Monday through Friday, are required to provide notice by calling the University Police Shift Commander at (706) 542-2200.

Members of the University Community may engage in spontaneous expressive activity without a reservation, provided that the spontaneous expressive activity:
i. takes place in outdoor, publicly accessible areas of campus;
ii. adheres to the time, place, and manner regulations set forth in Section III.E, below; and
iii. involves less than ten (10) persons; provided, however, that if the spontaneous expressive activity involves ten (10) or more persons, the expressive activity may continue only if immediate notice is provided to the Associate Dean of Students by calling (706) 542-7774 during normal business hours. If the spontaneous expressive activity occurs after normal business hours or on weekends, immediate notice must be provided by calling the University Police Shift Commander at (706) 542-2200.

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