Demonstrations of Dissent and Protest
Part of the freedom in the academic community is the student’s right to orderly dissent and protest against any decision or issue. This right to demonstrate does not include using means or procedures which disrupt the ongoing functions of the University, nor endanger the health, safety or well-being of any person in the on- or off-campus communities. Individuals wishing to demonstrate regarding concerns should confer with the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs where procedural policy for such events and their accompanying responsibilities will be explained. The area between Plumb Hall and the Memorial Union has been designated as the Free Forum Area and may be reserved by individual students or student organizations, through the Union Services office in the Memorial Union. Picketing or protest by non-university groups is restricted to the right-of-way easements along public streets adjacent to the outer perimeter of the ESU main campus.
Arrangements can be made with the Union Services Office located in the east concourse of the Memorial Union, 620-341-5443.