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Rice University General Policy No. 820-75



One of the University's functions is to provide a forum for the orderly expression and discussion of various points of view. Members of the University Community, acting as individuals and not in the name of the University or any of its component parts, have the right to express their opinions, to picket, and to hold demonstrations or meetings on campus so long as such activities do not violate local, state, or federal laws, and so long as University functions are not disrupted and access to any part of the campus is not impeded. The University reserves the right to limit the locations on campus where picketing, demonstrations or meetings may be held when such action is necessary for the preservation of order and safety.

Persons outside the Rice community do not have the right to use the campus for picketing, demonstrations, meetings, or similar activities without the prior written permission.

Policy No. 820-75
December 31, 1975