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PDFWAC 132R-04-040

Freedom of expression.

(1) Fundamental to the democratic process are the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly. Students, other members of the college community, and nonstudents shall always be free to express their views or support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operations of the college.
(2) Concomitantly, while supporting the rights of students and others, the college recognizes the responsibility to maintain an atmosphere conducive to a sound educational endeavor.
(3) To ensure the reconciliation of such rights and responsibilities, while respecting the private rights of all individuals, campus demonstrations may be conducted only in areas which are generally available to the public provided such demonstrations:
(a) Are conducted in an orderly manner; and
(b) Do not unreasonably interfere with classes, scheduled meetings or ceremonies, or with the general educational processes of the college; or
(c) Do not unreasonably interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
(d) Do not unreasonably interfere with regular college functions.
(4) A student who conducts or participates in a demonstration which violates any provision of this rule shall be subject to disciplinary action. A nonstudent who violates any provision of the rule will be referred to civilian authorities for criminal prosecution.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 17-22-054, § 132R-04-040, filed 10/25/17, effective 11/25/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 03-15-063, § 132R-04-040, filed 7/14/03, effective 8/14/03; Order 69-4, § 132R-04-040, filed 12/5/69.]
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