South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual: 6:13:1 Use of Institutional Facilities and Grounds for Expressive Activity by Student Organizations, Students, Employees, and their Guests

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Large-scale events: Defined as (i) events that are expected to attract 50 or more people or (ii) events that request the use of amplified sound. Such events include invited speakers, marches, parades, protests, and demonstrations.

3.1. To facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas, the outdoor areas within the boundaries of the institution, unless otherwise properly restricted, constitute a designated public forum for the benefit of student organizations, students, employees, and their guests to engage in expressive activity. This use may be without prior permission from the institution so long as:

3.1.1. The area has not been previously reserved or scheduled for a particular function;
3.1.2. No sound amplification is used;
3.1.3. Participants do not violate any Board or institutional policy or engage in prohibited conduct; and
3.1.4. The General Guidelines outlined in Section C.2 are followed

3.2. Nothing in this section 3 shall be interpreted as limiting the right of a student’s free expression elsewhere on campus, in keeping with the nature of the forum designated by the institution in which the expressive activity occurs and the implementation of Board Policy 6:13, so long as the expressive activities or related conduct do not violate any other applicable Board or institutional policy or constitute prohibited conduct.
3.3. An institution may not designate any outdoor area within its boundaries as a free speech zone or otherwise restrict the expressive activities of students, employees and their guests to particular outdoor areas within its boundaries in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

5.2. The institution shall require any student or student organization, planning a large-scale event to contact the designated institutional office in advance of the large scale event. A representative of the designated institutional office will work with the requesting person to either meet the request or find a reasonable alternate time and location.

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