Public Meetings, Performances and Rallies
Public meetings, performances, rallies and similar events may be held by students and faculty in accordance with procedures approved by the President.
These events may be held by non-students or non-faculty only with written permission of the President or the President’s designee.
Fundraising activities may occur in accordance with provisions of the campus Facility Use Manual.
Public meetings, performances, rallies and similar public events must not disrupt the educational process. Such events may be held in accordance with scheduling procedures approved by the President or the President’s designee. These procedures include but are not limited to the following regulations:
a. Rallies, public meetings and performances held in the central quad which require amplification may use only the sound system and technician provided by the Titan Student Union.
b. Musical performances in the central quad which require amplification may occur only between 12 pm and 1 pm.
c. In no case shall any activity occur if it disrupts the educational process.
d. Space for any meeting, rally or other public event held in an exterior location must be scheduled through the Dean of Students Office or, in the case of physical education, athletics and recreation facilities, through the campus Sports Complex and in accordance with policies and procedures governing use of those facilities. Student groups wishing to schedule a meeting, rally or other public event indoors must also schedule through the Dean of Students Office.
e. Speakers are not to be subjected to harassment, nor is the right of all to hear the speaker to be infringed.
f. All students and faculty and staff on their own time, are free to participate in demonstrations as long as the activity, in the opinion of the President or the President’s designee, does not disrupt ordinary foot and/or vehicle traffic, or otherwise interfere with the operations of offices and/or the conduct of classes, and as long as it does not occur in places other than those in which university business is not normally conducted (such as an exterior location or the lobby of a building). Demonstrations may not be conducted in classrooms, offices or reception areas.
In cases involving students or student organizations, the President’s designee shall be the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Vice President’s designee. In those cases involving faculty or faculty organizations, staff, non-faculty and non-students, the President’s designee shall be the Vice President for Administration or the Vice President’s designee.
Excerpted from President’s Directive No. 5 University Policy Regarding Public Meetings, Performances, Rallies or Similar Public Events on Campus
Effective: February 1994