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28 Auburn University at Montgomery Free Speech and Demonstration Regulations Auburn University at Montgomery recognizes and supports the rights of students, employees in all categories, and visitors to speak in public and to demonstrate in a lawful manner in designated areas of the campus and at designated times. To maintain safety, security, and order to ensure the scheduling of campus facilities, and to preclude conflicts with academic or co-curricular activities, Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right to limit such activities by the following regulations regarding time, place and manner of such activities: Definitions Speech, as used in this document, is the oral presentation of ideas in an open form. Demonstration is any process of showing individual or group cause by speech, example, group action or other form of public explanation. Place, Time, and Manner Limitations Interior: Demonstrations, debates and speeches may be held inside university facilities only in compliance with established procedures. Exterior: Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right to require speakers to use the free speech area (located in the Grove Amphitheather) or an alternate site designated by public safety officials, to avoid unreasonable conflict with the normal functions and requirements of the university, to ensure safety of the participants and campus community, and to ensure that the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic will not be impeded. The area will be available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The event must be scheduled and approved by the Chief Risk Management Office/Senior Director of Public Safety. Time: The university reserves the right to limit the length of time of use to best accommodate all users and to avoid monopolization by any person, agency, or organization. Manner: No musical instrument or sound amplification equipment of any kind, included but not limited to stereo speakers, turntables, bullhorns, drums, or stationary or mobile public address systems is allowed. Signs: Signs may be used within the designated area as long as they meet the requirements set forth by the university; this includes no sticks, poles, or other instruments. The university also reserves the right to regulate the type of speech, such as that which would cause fear, provocation or threats. Conduct: In addition to the foregoing specific prohibitions, which are not exhaustive, members of the university community and other persons on the property of the university shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner which does not disrupt the university community or infringe upon the rights of others, and faculty and non-faculty staff shall conduct themselves in a manner not inconsistent with the duties and responsibilities of their positions

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