2.10.4.1: The Conduct of Demonstrations and Protests

Students, faculty members, staff members at Spalding University have the right to demonstrate on University property provided they conduct themselves according to the regulations set forth in numbers 1 and 2 below. The buildings and grounds of the University are private property and therefore the University is under no obligation to allow outside groups or individuals to demonstrate or protest on campus. Campus Safety may remove such groups or individuals or Campus Safety may engage the serves of the Louisville Metro Police Department to remove such groups or individuals.

1. Demonstrations will under no circumstances block free entry to or exit from University buildings, or interfere with the free movement of any person on University grounds or in University buildings or otherwise interfere with the normal conduct of University affairs. Demonstrators will conduct themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner and will refrain from any loud noises that disrupt classes, meetings, assemblies or library studies.

2. Counter demonstrators will observe the same standards as set forth above. Demonstrations may not be interfered with by other than duly constituted authorities.

3. If or when, in the judgment of the President of the University, any vice president of the University or their designated representatives, a demonstration has passed out of control to the extent that freedom of expression is abridged, freedom of movement on the campus or the normal conduct of University affairs is threatened, or property is being damaged, a verbal attempt will be made by the University representative to persuade demonstrators to desist from practices in violation of these standards.

4. Should the demonstrators fail to respond in accordance with these standards, they will be warned of the consequences and given a reasonable period of time to desist.

5. After the expiration of a reasonable period of time, the names of those who do not observe these standards will be requested. The names of such persons may be obtained by such means, short of force, as repeated demands, photographing or any other reasonable procedure designed to elicit such information. Any photographs and negatives used for identification shall become the exclusive property of the appropriate judicial bodies, not to be distributed, and shall be destroyed upon final settlement of the case.

6. If persuasion and warning fail, the University Campus Safety Officers may be employed to bring the demonstration under control.

7. If, in the judgment of the President of the University, any vice president of the University or their designated representatives, the University Campus Safety Officers seem unable to cope successfully with the situation, then these same authorities may request outside assistance.