Peaceful Dissent and Demonstration

The University of Findlay recognizes the importance of the freedoms of speech and expression for all.  While the University respects these rights, it remains important for all individuals on campus, and/or affiliated with the University, to conduct themselves in accordance with all University policies and regulations.  This includes during orderly and peaceful demonstrations.  Such events will be permitted on campus property so long as they do not interfere with normal University operations, or pose a danger to the safety of any individuals or groups.  University staff may be on hand to monitor and observe at any point during the event, and may make reasonable requests of the organizers to protect the safety of all involved.  The University also reserves the right to intervene when policies, laws or statutes are violated, normal operations of the University are disrupted, or others are deprived of their rights.  Organizers are required to contact the Facilities Office at least 72 hours prior to any such gathering so that proper staffing and procedural actions can be taken if needed. 

As any plans are made for an orderly and peaceful demonstration, it is important to remember that the University strives for an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  Each individual has the right to study and work in an atmosphere which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices and harassment based upon age, race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, sex, gender identity, handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or military status and physical or mental disabilities.  Harassment of any kind, whether verbal, physical, or environmental, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.