Free Speech Policy and Forms

RULES FOR DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIAL AND USE OF FREE SPEECH AREA BY OFF-CAMPUS ENTITIES

The college has one (I) free speech area on the campus where there is unlimited accessibility and a normal flow of student traffic for distribution of free material and the obtaining of signatures.

Individuals planning to distribute material on campus are required to go to the Office of Student Services (ST-512) in the Juniper Hall BuildingĀ  between the hours of 9:00 am. to 4:00 p.m.

  1. Report his/her presence on campus in advance.
  2. Identify the organization and give the name of the distribution and address of the organization.
  3. Indicate how many people will be distributing along with the date(s) and time(s) of distribution. The college may set reasonable time restrictions in order to ensure equal access to the use of the Free Speech area.

The following regulations are designed to permit all persons freedom of expression, yet prevent attempts to coerce or intimidate students:

  1. Place
    There is one (1) area designated for free speech and gathering of signatures. The Free Speech area is located in the K-Mall.
  2. Manner
    No one shall use coercion, force or impede the progress of a passerby into taking the material or signing a paper. No one shall distribute material in a manner which disrupts the orderly operation of the college or interferes with the educational process of the college.
  3. 9902.10 Responsibilities of Persons Usint Free Speech Areas. All persons using theĀ Free Speech Area of a college are expected to monitor the content of their speech such that the expressions (1) is not obscene, libelous or slanderous according to current legal standards, (2) does not create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on community college premises, (3) is not violative of lawful community college regulations, or (4) does not substantially disrupt the orderly operation of the college. Any person who is found to have expressed speech in violation of this section may be subject to the sanctions applicable respectively to students, staff faculty or visitors.

EC 76120

Adopted 04-20-89

The distributor will control the material and dispose of any discarded material to avoid a litter problem. The use of sound amplification equipment is prohibited. No person using the Free Speech area shall physically touch, strike or impede the progress of passersby. No one shall solicit donations of money, through direct requests for funds, sales of tickets or otherwise, except on the behalf of, and collecting funds for, an organization which is registered with the Secretary of State of California as a nonprofit corporation, or is an approved Associated Student Organization or Club.

Fill and Sign Request Form for Freedom of Speech Area

Freedom of Speech Area Request Form