KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Freedom of Assembly and Expression Policy
Kennesaw State University recognizes and upholds First Amendment rights of Freedom of Speech and Assembly. Demonstrations and assemblies can be valid expression for dissenting opinions provided they do not disrupt academic and administrative functions of
the institution. The opinions expressed by organizations, groups or individuals using Kennesaw State University’s facilities do not necessarily reflect the position of Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State University affirms its commitment to the freedom
of speech, assembly and expression even though the language or ideas of those seeking a venue for free expression may contradict university ideals or the personal views of university employees and students. The institution expects members of the faculty, staff,
student body and community to refrain from and discourage behaviors that threaten the rights, freedoms and respect every individual deserves.
Scope – This policy applies to visitors to campus, not Kennesaw State faculty, staff, students or student organizations. This policy shall apply to all non-commercial speech on the Kennesaw State University campus and other KSU
facilities. (Commercial speech is regulated by the campus solicitation policies.) Any visiting person or group who desires to use the designated campus area for an assembly or expression event must submit this completed request form at least five business
days in advance of the event. Request forms are only available online. This form must be authorized by the Director of the Department of Student Involvement or his/her designee and approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Upon approval of a request, applicants must agree to the following guidelines and provisions:
Students of Kennesaw State University are guaranteed all of the rights, privileges and freedoms granted to a citizen of the United States. In addition, they are entitled to an environment that is conducive to learning and individual growth. Please be aware
of KSU's Human Relations Position Statement and our
Policy on Disruption of Campus Life.
Complete policies are available here.
Please submit this form at least five business days prior to the event. Once your event request has been processed, and the space you requested confirmed, you will receive a space use confirmation. The confirmation will state the name of the event, date,
time, location and the name of the requester.
Space is not reserved until you receive an e-mail confirmation. Updated March 2015
Requested Date – Activities may be conducted Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays
from 10am to 11:30am. The first full week of classes and Final Exam Week of each semester are closed to public performances, dances, concerts and similar extracurricular activities such as these assemblies. If you cannot use the space, please
cancel at least by the day before the scheduled date. Missed scheduled dates still count towards the total. For KSU's current academic calendar, click here.
Requested Date (Month/Day/Year; all times are from 10am to 11:30am.):
Requested Location – Kennesaw State has two campuses. Which campus are you requesting?
If it does not matter, select "either." If a scheduling conflict exists with your requested date, you will automatically be assigned to an open location, if available.
Sound amplification (including microphones or bullhorns) is not permitted due to the disruption of classes and other academic and administrative functions of the institution. Kennesaw State University equipment will not be available for
assemblies, demonstrations and protest activities. There will be no use of motorized vehicles. Kennesaw State University is not responsible for equipment that is lost or stolen
(Refer to above policy).
Please indicate if you will use any equipment during the regularly scheduled hours noted above. List type.
Once all information is entered, please click the NEXT button below.
Space is not reserved until you receive an e-mail confirmation.