Demonstrations and vigils must occur in the approved defined location (if and when a location is determined), and may not block access to the venue in which another event is being held. Demonstrations utilizing pickets, large items, bullhorns, or other loud or amplified sound-making devices are usually confined to the exterior of buildings so as not to disrupt the regular and essential operations of the College or create health and safety issues. Demonstrations with a noise level that disrupts other authorized activities on the College campus violate College policies.
Connection to the College's utilities (power, etc.) must be approved in advance (during the weekday) by the Director of Facilities Management.
Individuals distributing materials such as leaflets, pamphlets, or similar materials must be respectful of others' viewpoints and must allow people to decline to receive such materials. Event sponsors must remove all items and materials at the end of the demonstration, protest, or vigil.
Event participants are not allowed to use intimidating tactics or unwelcome physical contact between demonstrators, counter-demonstrators, the audience, the speaker or performers, or College officials.
The use of chalk on buildings or other structures, except for sidewalks a safe distance from doorways, is strictly prohibited to prevent damage to the structure and injury to anyone stopping at entrances or exits. Participants may not mark or use trees or College structures to support or display signs, messages, materials, or equipment without prior approval of Facilities Management.
Use of any open flames will require disclosure on the Demonstration, Protest, or Vigil Request Form and will require specific approval from the Dean of Student Affairs.
Note: Any of these demonstration, protest, or vigil standards can be applied to any location, including within an approved event space.