Guidelines for Responses to Demonstrations on University Property

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: University of Massachusetts – Boston Statement Rating: Green Last updated: September 29, 2017

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The University of Massachusetts recognizes the rights of members of the University community to freedom of assembly and speech, and strongly believes in fostering discourse and the free exchange of ideas at the University.

Demonstrations are limited to appropriate public forums, which do not include, among other locations, faculty and administrative offices, classrooms and other instructional facilities. (Public forums are locations which by tradition or policy are available for public assembly and speech—such as a student union lobby where students have traditionally gathered to debate issues.)