Dissemination of Information on College Grounds (Procedure 6.0700)

Based on Board Policy and Florida Statutes: 1st Amendment, U.S. Constitution; Article 1, Section 4, Florida Constitution; F.S. 1001.64; 1004.65; College Policy 6.070
Effective Date: 07/2013
Date of Review: ---

Purpose

The College expects persons or groups using College Grounds to disseminate information to be mature and responsible citizens at all times and in all places. They are expected to respect the rights and welfare of other members of the College community, including faculty, staff, students and other guests of the College. The process outlined in this procedure applies to any use of College grounds for purposes of personal expression. Personal expression includes but is not limited to verbal speech and written materials.

Persons and/or groups using the College Grounds to disseminate information are expected to assume full responsibility and will be held accountable for their individual or collective actions.

Procedure

The Director of Student Life is responsible for administering this procedure.  Persons or groups desiring to disseminate information on College Grounds should contact the Director of Student Life or designee well in advance of the date desired for their activities. After meeting with the Director of Student Life or designee and being informed of restrictions regarding the time, place, and manner of the proposed activity, the persons or groups will be issued a pass so that they may move about the campus to conduct their activities without being subject to interdiction by Campus Safety and Security. A separate pass will be required for each College location.

Specific Requirements

  1. Conduct or activities that violate College Policies, are disruptive of College operations, interfere with the rights of others, impede access to the campus or constitute unlawful behavior under the Laws of Florida, the United States or local government units are strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Persons or groups engaging in any such activities will be asked to cease and desist from the activity or conduct. Failure to adhere to this request will result in the persons or groups being required to leave the campus and suspend all activities.
    1. Engaging in unlawful activity or refusing to leave the campus when requested will result in the College requesting the help of local law enforcement.
    2. Any determination of violation of these requirements will, in the first instance, be made by the Director of Campus Safety and Security, who is authorized to monitor the activities on college grounds to ensure they meet the requirements of this procedure. The Director of Campus Safety and Security may also make the initial determination to involve local law enforcement.
  2. Should disruptive behavior be caused by a Student or Students at the College, they will additionally be subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct (College Procedure 3.0900).
  3. Failure to contact the Director of Student Life or designee in advance to make suitable arrangements for the dissemination of information may result in the refusal by the College to allow such activities to take place until the persons or groups adhere to the requirements set forth herein.
  4. If it comes to the attention of the Director of Campus Safety and Security that persons or groups are engaging in dissemination of information without a pass authorizing their presence on campus issued by the Direct of the Student Life or designee, the Director of Campus Safety and Security may contact the Director of Student Life or designee to determine whether the proposed activities can proceed at that time, place and manner.
    1. If the Director of Student Life or designee authorizes the activity, the persons or groups will be issued a pass and be permitted to engage in their proposed activities.
    2. If the Director of Student Life or designee does not authorize the activity, the persons or groups involved will be asked to leave the campus until a more appropriate time can be arranged for the proposed activity.
Recommended by Executive Team Date 7/2013
Approved: President, E. Ann McGee Date 7/16/2013

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