restrictions on events/speakers

August 28, 2013

Permission to invite a guest speaker or to host an event for the public on campus may be denied altogether if:

1. The speech or event would not constitute a legitimate educational experience or otherwise contribute to the University’s mission; or

2. The speech or event is likely to confuse the public or students about or offend the University’s core values or mission as a Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic institution by advocating positions or activity contrary to Catholic teachings and the person or group seeking permission refuses to accept provisions for appropriate response or counter-programming; or

3. There is a substantial risk that the speech or event would conflict with University policies concerning the creation of a hostile learning environment ….