Demonstration and Mass Gathering

Students and groups planning a demonstration or mass gathering must inquire at the Office of Campus Life regarding the time and location for holding such events. An advance notice of forty-eight (48) hours is required to allow the university to check the calendar of events to determine appropriate and designated areas available and allow for the university to provide for adequate Department of Public Safety or police protection both for the demonstrators and the university property. Normally, the designated hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The right of students to express views through demonstrations and mass gatherings is protected on campus so long as they do not materially disrupt the normal on-going campus functions, interfere with the rights of others, or engage in the destruction of property. If students plan or participate in a lawful demonstration which subsequently becomes violent and destructive, then only those who personally engaged in the unlawful conduct may be subject to disciplinary action. Students may not prohibit others from free movement on campus and use the First Amendment as a justification of their action.