4 - Demonstrations and Public Gatherings

Philosophy and Rationale

If the College is to succeed in its pursuit of truth and dissemination of knowledge in an atmosphere where freedom of inquiry flourishes, the College must provide an institutional framework that encourages debate and freedom of intellectual endeavor without fear of consequences, The administration, faculty, and students of the college have the right of dissent and demonstration provided that they do not violate the freedom of speech, choice, assembly, or movement of other individuals or groups.

A demonstration is a public assemblage of a person or persons exhibiting sympathy with or opposition to some political, economic, or social condition or movement. The intent of the demonstrator(s) is to persuade opinion by focusing public attention on a problem by publicizing the beliefs of those participating in the demonstration. Demonstrations are to be confined to public areas of campus facilities and may be limited by time, place, and manner as to not disrupt classes, the residential environment, or the overall educational mission of the College. Students who wish to conduct demonstrations need to notify University Police.

4.1 a. Prohibiting access and/or egress from buildings and campus paths, streets, and roads will not be permitted.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Suspension

4.1 b.Demonstrations must allow privacy for student job seekers who wish to discuss their personal career plans with an interviewer.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Probation

4.1 c. Disruption/Obstruction: Obstructing or interfering with College functions or any College-related activity is not permitted.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Suspension

4.1 d. Civil Disturbance: Any conduct (to include but not limited to inciting riotous behavior) which involves disturbing the peace or interfering with the educational mission of the College and/or the Village of Alfred community during or in conjunction with a disturbance is not permitted

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Expulsion

4.1 e. Littering: Littering constitutes the throwing, dumping, or depositing of trash or refuse of any kind. This destroys the campus environment as well as detracts from its appearance. Violators will be subject to campus disciplinary action and/or civil action.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Probation