First Amendment and Protected Activity on Campus

Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies School: University of West Georgia Statement Rating: Green Last updated: September 25, 2018

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Free Expression Areas – open outside areas, that are not used for administrative purposes related to the operation of the University or for educationally related activities, that are generally available to the University Community for First Amendment Speech.

Free Expression Areas of campus may be used for First Amendment Speech by members of the University Community, subject to the restrictions in Paragraph E., and based on availability on a first-come, first-served basis, so long as other individuals or groups have not first reserved the space.

The University encourages all parties who are members of the University Community and are seeking to use Campus facilities for First Amendment Speech to contact the office of the Chief Auxiliary Officer to minimize conflicts and accommodate all interested users.

Groups of fifty (50} or more persons wishing to gather in the Free Expression Areas must contact one of the following as soon as possible: – (1) for calls made Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m., contact Auxiliary Services at (678) 839-6525; (2) for calls made at all other hours, contact the University Police at (678} 839-6000. Prior notice is requested to ensure that there is sufficient space for the large group event, that the large group event does not conflict with any other scheduled use of the space, and that sufficient University resources are available for crowd control and security. If such advance notice is not feasible because of circumstances that could not be reasonably anticipated, such as very recent or still-unfolding news developments, the person or group should provide the University with as much advance notice as circumstances reasonably permit.

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