Student Conduct Code: Appendix D- Guidelines for Responses to Demonstrations on University Property

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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, facility 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.) to the extent that a public forum exists within a University building, any demonstrations within that forum shall take place only during the building’s normal operating hours.

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