Student Handbook: General Public Forum Venue Policy

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: Valdosta State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: October 17, 2017

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Valdosta State university embraces the value of free speech and provides numerous opportunities for free speech. Examples of free speech opportunities include, but are not limited to uncensored: plays, lectures, entertainment, classroom discussions, concerts, art exhibitions and student sponsored programs and activities, which take place at various venues including classrooms, auditoria, and the campus green. Individuals may wish to engage in public discussion or debate outside of these activities. Valdosta State university provides a public forum venue for this purpose. Valdosta State University reserves the right to regulate the time, manner and place of public activities on its campus in accordance with the law. The primary Public Forum Venue is the stage on the Palms Quadrangle on main campus, which is located next to the primary student dining facility and several student residence halls. Valdosta State may designate an alternative area(s) to accommodate large crowds or other special needs.

To avoid conflicts in scheduling, reservation requests for the Public Forum Venue are made through the Dean of Students Office, in consultation with the Event Services Office. a two day notice is required for requesting this space. Areas will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

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