Free-Speech Zone

By August 28, 2013

In
all circumstances regarding free speech, the University reserves
the right to regulate the time, place and manner. A “free speech”
area is located in front of Camden-Carroll Library in the area
surrounding the war memorial. This area may be reserved by
organizations or individuals by contacting University Center &
Conference Services ….

free speech zone

By August 28, 2013

The open areas designated for speeches and demonstrations are the Quad and outside the University Community Center, Library and Food Service Building. Use of these areas will be approved through the Student Activities Office acting on behalf of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Individuals and groups may use these areas between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, when school is in session for speaking, demonstrating and other forms of expression. A request for use of these areas must be made forty-eight hours in advance of the event. All structures, signs and litter resulting from the activity must be removed from the area by the end of the event. Groups or individuals may only use those designated areas once per month and for a maximum period of two days.

free speech zone

By August 28, 2013

Any activity that is pre-advertised, requires sound amplification or can reasonably be expected to attract a crowd of 25 or more must be scheduled in advance through the Non-Academic Scheduling Office and is limited to the Bell Tower or Speaker’s Mound area.

free speech zone

By August 28, 2013

The following areas are designated as Unscheduled Public Speaking areas: (a) Sanford Mall; (b) Durham Park; (c) the Duck Pond Field behind Trivette Hall; and (d) the open-air amphitheater adjacent to Plemmons Student Union are designated as the Unscheduled Public Speaking Areas on the University campus. These areas are available on a first-come first-served basis for noncommercial speech or assembly unless otherwise scheduled.

free speech zone

By August 28, 2013

The University of Southern Mississippi will provide a speaker’s corner on
Weathersby Lawn. Individuals or organizations may utilize the speaker’s corner for
speech purposes on a first-come, first-served basis and without making reservations.
However, no amplification equipment may be used and no structure(s) may be
erected. The free expression of views and opinions either by individuals or by groups
must not violate any rights of others, disrupt the normal function of the university, or
violate any of the provisions specified in the University Code of Student Conduct.

free speech zone

By August 28, 2013

Area A: The Free Forum Area, located south of Anthony Hall, north of McAndrew Stadium, between Parking Lot 10B on the east and the Parking Garage Lot 112 on the west, has been designated as a public forum for free expression. Any member of the public or the University community may use this area for free expression on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided that the area has not been reserved. Members of the public and University community who wish to reserve this area may do so by contacting the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 24 hours in advance. Commercial activities associated with the event require advance approval from the Student Center Scheduling Office. Amplified sound is permitted if used so as not to interfere with classes, events, ceremonies, or operations of the University.

Area B: The lawn located north of Morris Library and south and west of Parking Lot 6 has been designated as a public forum for noncommercial free expression. Any member of the public or the University community may use this area for free expression on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided that the area has not been reserved. Members of the public and University community who wish to reserve this area may do so by contacting the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 24 hours in advance. Amplified sound is not permitted.

Free Speech Zone

By August 28, 2013

4. In the event that a speaker cannot find campus sponsorship, he/she may request permission
to speak on the mall area between the campus center and the library, which is the college’s
designated free speech area. The speaker must make this request to the associate dean,
student affairs. The college reserves the right to designate the time and length of the speech to
ensure that it does not disrupt the college’s regular business.