4.2.3 Distribution of Published Materials on Campus

 

Freedom of expression is absolutely essential to the life of the University. To guarantee this freedom to every member of the University community, and in order to provide an atmosphere in which free and open debate will prosper, the following policies have been established governing the distribution of published materials on the campus:  

  • Members of the University community (all classifications of students, faculty, staff, and registered student organizations) may distribute published materials on campus with the understanding that doing so must be done in compliance with all applicable laws and University Codes of Conduct.
     
  • The University encourages those who publish materials to identify themselves. However, if materials are published in a way that inaccurately attributes content to the University or others, the University may direct those who publish such materials to either correct the inaccuracy or identify themselves.
     
  • Any member of the University community with sponsorship by a department or student organization may distribute published materials at any point on campus except in the University Bookstore; the library, except the commons; and dining halls and other areas where such distribution may reasonably be limited. In areas restricted to members of the University community, identification may be requested.
     
  • A person who is not a member of the University community may distribute published materials on the campus if she or he has obtained the sponsorship of a member of the University community, who has determined that the manner of distribution is in accord with this policy and the Table Use Policy. The name of the sponsoring member of the University community or registered student organization must appear on all materials distributed. Space on campus must be reserved through the Events Services Office .
  • If the time, manner or place of distribution of published materials constitutes a violation of this policy or a disruption of normal University activity, a University official may so inform the distributors and request that distribution be discontinued. If the distributors refuse, the official shall advise them that they may face disciplinary action if they persist.
  • The University will not limit the distribution of published materials on the basis of what is contained in such materials.

Questions regarding the policy should be directed to the Student Centers, Activities and Programs Office.

Questions regarding the distribution of published materials within the Residence Halls should be directed to the Office of Residence Life.

Last editorial update 11/20/08.