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R. Public Demonstrations

In keeping with Oklahoma City University’s mission of encouraging the intellectual and spiritual development of its students, the University encourages free expression. At any public demonstration at Oklahoma City University all students, visitors, faculty, or other members of the University community are expected to abide by all University regulations.

Registering a Public Demonstration

  1. All public demonstrations and rallies must be scheduled with the Dean of Students at least three school days in advance of the event.
  2. Any student or university group planning to schedule a public demonstration or rally must meet with the Dean of Students, or designee, to seek permission and determine the arrangements for the event.
  3. Students are expected to abide by the agreed upon arrangements during the course of the demonstration.
  4. The Dean of Students or designee may deny the demonstration or rally if it is inconsistent with the mission of the University, endangers public safety or may cause an unreasonable disruption to the normal routine of the University.
  5. The University reserves the right to establish time, place, and manner restrictions that apply to all public demonstrations or rallies.
All public demonstrations and rallies must be scheduled with the Dean of Students at least three school days in advance of the event.

Prohibited Conduct at Public Demonstrations

  1. Failure to comply with directives of University or police officials enforcing any University regulations or any criminal and civil laws.
  2. Failure to observe University regulations.
  3. Failure to conduct a demonstration in the time, place, or manner previously approved by the Dean of Students or designee.
  4. Physical or verbal abuse of any person.
  5. Any conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  6. Theft or damage to property of the University or of a member of the University community or campus visitor.
  7. Disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression on University property or at University sponsored or supervised functions
  8. Obstruction or disruption of the University’s normal functions teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other University activities
  9. Unauthorized entry to or use of University property or facilities.
  10. Physically or psychologically hinder access to, use of, or egress from University facilities
  11. Possession or use of firearms, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, dangerous chemicals or weapons of any kind.

Policies for Handling Disruptive Demonstrations/Failure to Comply

  1. The Dean of Students, or other authorized University officials, will determine the point at which University regulations have been violated at a public demonstration or rally.
  2. The Dean of Students, or other authorized University officials, will then require that the demonstration be modified on stated conditions or immediately terminated.
  3. Failure to observe any University regulation or the instructions of University officials during a public demonstration or rally may subject students to University disciplinary procedures.
  4. Groups or organizations that fail to observe any University regulation or the instructions of University officials during public demonstrations or rallies may be subject to withdrawal of permission to conduct future public demonstrations or the revocation of their status as a recognized student organization.
  5. The University will take all measures, including civil and criminal litigation, it believes necessary in order to prevent disruption of University functions, to restore order, and to protect the rights of the members of its community.