Campus grounds generally are open to students, employees and sponsoring organizations
for expressive activity. However, these individuals and organizations are encouraged to
reserve areas on campus that are designated for expressive activity when the activity is
promoted in advance or when the activity may reasonably be anticipated to draw a crowd
of 25 or more people.
Those who schedule speech activities on campus must not:
An event or speech that includes fighting words, which are those words that by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.
Picketing shall be restricted to the free speech areas.
Persons who wish to picket must inform the Dean of Students Office and follow the procedures specified by that office.
Because of the diverse nature of speech activities, the University must have adequate time to assess the resources needed to ensure the safety of persons who participate in or who observe a speech activity. The University’s decisions on the resources needed shall be based solely on the logistic requirements of the speech activity and not on its content.
Planners of speech activities are encouraged to schedule them as far in advance of the event as possible.
All speech activities shall be scheduled with the Dean of Students Office, following these guidelines for notification:
a. Use of the Free Speech and Advocacy areas without the use of booths, tables, carts, displays, or similar structures: two business days.
b. Use of the Free Speech and Advocacy areas that include the use of booths, tables, carts, displays less than 6 feet tall or 8 feet wide, or similar structures: two business days.
e. Large displays more than 6 feet tall or 8 feet wide: 20 calendar days.
f. Events where participation is expected to exceed 100 persons. 20 calendar days.