Free Speech, Solicitation, and Distribution of Literature in Public Areas of Campus

Students and non-students are permitted to engage in free speech activities, solicit contributions, and distribute literature (including requesting a small fee or voluntary donation for literature to defray expenses) in the public areas on campus, provided that the activity is scheduled in advance through the Student Life/Hartman Union Administrative Office and is in compliance with the guidelines stated below. Approval, from the Student Life/Hartman Union Administrative Office, must be obtained for exceptions to the guidelines.

Public areas are defined as areas generally open to the public which do not serve a specific educational, administrative, research, health, residential, dining, athletic, or recreational purpose. Public areas include but are not limited to the University Common/Alumni Green, designated areas in the Hartman Union Pawsway, sidewalks, streets, and parking lots on campus.

Areas not generally classified as ‘public areas’ include but are not limited to classroom and laboratory buildings, libraries, conference rooms, residential facilities, dining facilities, the gymnasium, and faculty, staff or student offices.

Guidelines:
Activities must be approved and scheduled in advance through the Student Life/Hartman Union Administrative Office.

  1. Activity takes place in approved areas.
  2. Activity is passive in nature.
  3. Activity is conducted between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  4. Activity does not threaten human safety, seriously disrupt vehicular or pedestrian traffic, damage university property, or interfere with educational, research, or other university activities.