- Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
- School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Statement Rating: Yellow
- Last updated: May 22, 2018
A demonstration is defined as the assembly of a group of persons to express their views on an issue. Picketing is defined as patrolling a building or area with or without carrying signs or handbills. The university requests that Student Centers and Activities Event Planning receive prior notification of picketing or demonstrations if the event is advertised on campus or presents a potential disruption. When a demonstration is planned or announced under the sponsorship of university- approved student organization, university officials will advise the group leaders of their responsibilities for maintaining order, which may include restrictions on time, place, and manner http://www.policies.vt.edu/5000.pdf.