Policy Manual: 07.006 Free Speech and Public Assembly on Campus Grounds

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: University of North Texas Statement Rating: Green Last updated: November 9, 2018

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The University of North Texas recognizes that freedom of expression and public assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are essential components of the education process.

Campus grounds generally are open to students, employees and sponsoring organizations for expressive activity during university business hours. However, these individuals and organizations are encouraged to reserve areas on campus that are designated for expressive activity when the activity is promoted in advance or when the activity may reasonably be anticipated to draw a crowd of 25 or more people. Designated areas may be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to the reservation procedures published by the Dean of Students and set out in this policy. Only the individuals or sponsoring organization that reserves a designated space may use the area for expressive activity during the reserved period. A reservation is required for use of amplified sound and/or outdoor structure.

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