Administrative Regulation 9:1: Regulations Governing Time, Place, and Manner of Meetings, Demonstrations, and Other Assemblies (Interim Regulation)

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: University of Kentucky Statement Rating: Green Last updated: May 16, 2018

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Planned or spontaneous demonstrations, meetings, or assemblies may be conducted in those appropriate areas of the campus that are regularly available to the public, provided such demonstrations, meetings, or other assemblies:

A. Are conducted in a lawful manner;

B. Do not prohibit vehicular or pedestrian traffic;

C. Do not interfere with the normal operations of the University (classes, other scheduled meetings, events, ceremonies, and other educational processes); and,

D. Do not involve the possession of firearms, weapons, torches, sticks, poles, or other items that may be used as weapons (Demonstrators may carry signs or flags as long as those signs or flags are not attached to a stick or pole.);

E. Do not involve wearing a mask or otherwise concealing the identity of the participant;

F. Are conducted at the times and places described in Section IV of this regulation; and

G. Are conducted only with specific authorization when held in areas described in Section V of this Regulation.

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Speech in the outdoor areas between university buildings is subject to the following reasonable content-neutral restrictions:

A. Speakers may not be in the streets, parking lots, grassy areas adjacent to or near parking lots, or on sidewalks.

B. Speakers may be in areas adjacent to sidewalks provided the speaker and audience do not block pedestrian traffic.

C. Except with an approved reservation pursuant to Section V.G. of this regulation, speakers may not be in the Patterson Plaza (the area south of the Patterson Office Tower, north of Miller Hall, east of the Main Building, and west of the White Hall Classroom Building).

D. Speakers may not be in the area within the fence at Maxwell Place, and the outdoor areas immediately adjacent to the University of Kentucky Medical Center (including University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital)

E. Speech involving the use of tables, stationary displays, or the exhibition of images, or the amplification of sound is limited to areas designated by the Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life and requires a prior reservation.

F. Speech after 7:00 P.M. and before 7:00 A.M. is limited to areas designated by the Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life and requires a prior reservation.

G. The University temporarily may restrict expressive activities in areas that are otherwise open for expressive activities when those areas have been reserved for a University approved function.

H. The volume and direction of sound amplification equipment is under the supervision of the Executive Director for the Student Center.

The following restricted areas may be utilized on a reservation-only basis:

A. All areas within a building or university athletic stadia;

B. Intramural fields and other recreational areas;

C. Amphitheaters;

D.Parking lots, grassy areas adjacent to or near parking lots, and Parking Structures;

E. Courtyards and areas immediately adjacent to residence halls;

F. Main Building Lawn; and

G. The Patterson Plaza (the area south of the Patterson Office Tower, north of Miller Hall, east of the Main Building, and west of the White Hall Classroom Building)

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