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Freedom of Speech - Outdoor Public Forums on Campus

The policies adopted by Morehead State University, to protect the fundamental and constitutional right of all students and faculty to freedom of expression, are outlined in its Campus Free Speech Protection policy, PG-65. The policy can be read in its entirety online: PG-65 Campus Free Speech Protection. The free expression of ideas are permitted in most outdoor areas of the campus. However, MSU must be able to ensure safety, security and order, prevent unlawful conduct, preserve campus property, and limit any disruption to the mission of the University. Therefore, reasonable time, place and manner restrictions on the use of these areas may be necessary. We recommend that any university affiliated person or organization desiring to coordinate or engage in activities such as meetings, rallies, parades, conferences, speeches, distribution of written materials, and information booths submit their request to use space through Student Center and Event Services office. In the interest of public safety and protecting the mission of the university, persons and organization who are not affiliated with Morehead State University are required to request the use of space through the Student Center and Event Services office at least two business days in advance unless deemed a spontaneous event. Persons or organizations failing to make such a request risk significantly interfering with and/or disrupting university business. Such disruption is not permissible or protected and may require the person or organization to cease their activity. In most circumstances, sound amplification/PA systems are not permitted and non-university sponsored/sanctioned activities are limited to daylight hours. Commercial activities are prohibited unless the vendor has obtained a University Sales and Solicitation Permit. Morehead State University affiliated persons and organizations have reservation priority over those who are not university affiliated.

Contact Info:
Student Center & Event Services
606-783-2810
ta.jones@moreheadstate.edu