Rallies, Demonstrations, and Public Assemblies
These policies and procedures apply to Webster University students enrolled at extended campuses in the United States.
The freedom to assemble and exchange views is essential to the life of the University. In order to provide an atmosphere in which open communication can occur without disrupting the academic mission or daily functions of the University, this policy is in place to govern campus rallies, demonstrations (individual or group), and public assemblies. Public activities are subject to reasonable restrictions of time, place, and manner, as described herein, with such restrictions being applied without discrimination toward the speaker or the content of the view being expressed.
Members of the University community wishing to hold or sponsor a rally, demonstration, or public assembly must provide the Campus Director's Office with 24-hour (if possible) advanced notification of the desired date, time, location, and expected attendance of the activity, as well as the type of activity planned.
Parameters for Time, Place, and Manner
The rights of assembly, free speech, and expression do not include unlawful activity or activity that endangers the safety of the campus community or the threat of damage to University facilities and/or property. In addition, these rights do not permit the disruption of the normal operations of the University. To clarify expected behaviors for campus rallies, demonstrations, and public assemblies, the following parameters must be met: