Illinois State University fosters a campus environment that recognizes individual and cultural difference and is strongly committed to the ethical and legal principle that each member of the University community and campus visitors enjoy the constitutional right to free speech. The right of freedom of expression and the open exchange of ideas stimulates debate, promotes creativity, and is essential to a rich learning environment. The University is committed to protecting the rights of expression, assembly, protest, and dissent and to making University facilities and spaces available for these activities.
Illinois State University has established policies and procedures to reasonably regulate the time, place, and manner for use of University facilities and spaces. These policies balance the use of University facilities and spaces to facilitate the regular, orderly operations of the University’s teaching, research and service mission and to support the University’s values of freedom of expression beyond their facilitation through this central mission. This policy applies to all University facilities and spaces.