(A) Policy statement and purpose
The purpose is to articulate under what circumstances the university may regulate the manner in which free speech and assembly is expressed and enacted.
(1) The university recognizes the importance of and rights associated with free speech, including the right to assemble, march and other rights related to the expression of thoughts and ideas. The university reserves the right to determine the time, place and manner of space and facilities so as not to interfere with the mission and regular operation of the institution. Prior to sponsoring a rally, demonstration, march or other group event, the organization or individual coordinating the event must complete the registration process through the office of conference and event services. The university will attempt to provide adequate facilities and security for the event.
(2) Organizers of any rally, demonstration, march or other group event, are responsible for ensuring that the activity does not interfere with the academic mission of the university. Sponsoring individuals or organizations are responsible for assuring that the event does not block entries, exits, walkways, roadways or otherwise hinder the free flow of both pedestrian and roadway traffic and that all policies relating to sponsoring of events on campus are upheld.
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3345
Rule Amplifies: 3345
Prior Effective Dates: 3/12/15