UW-Stout and The Student Centers are committed to exercise of free speech and freedom of assembly. The Student Centers will work in good faith to assist students and student organizations conduct demonstrations and protests in accordance to reasonable time, place, and manner guidelines.
Students groups or student organizations that are planning a demonstration or protest are asked to contact the Conferences & Events Office (MSC 214 / 715-232-2000) for events planned within or on the grounds surrounding the Memorial Student Center or Merle Price Commons. We also strongly recommend contacting Conferences & Events for demonstrations or protests planned elsewhere on campus, as this office can refer the group or organization to appropriate parties on campus to meet time, place, and manner guidelines.
While time, place, and manner guidelines may vary depending on the nature, size, and scope of the demonstration or protest, the minimum guidelines for all events are:
- There must be free access and egress to, from, and within the building (staff may define barriers or lanes to ensure access/egress).
- The activities cannot unreasonably disrupt another event or activity.
- The activities may not enter the space(s) of another event or activity.
Spontaneous demonstrations or protests will be afforded the same commitment to free speech and freedom of assembly. However, spontaneous demonstrations or protests will be held to time, place, and manner guidelines as noted above.