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3110 Exercise of Free Expression by Hartnell College Students

The Governing Board of Hartnell College upholds the rights of students to free expression of their opinions.  Rules and regulations shall be adopted relating to the exercise of free expression by students upon the premises of Hartnell College, which shall include reasonable provisions for the time, place, and manner of conducting such activitiesThe college will publish these regulations, which will be made available through the Office of Student Affairs and the college’s web site.

Such rules and regulations shall not prohibit the right of students to exercise free expression including, but not limited to, the use of bulletin boards, the distribution of printed materials or petitions, and the wearing of buttons, badges, or other insignia, except that expression which is obscene, libelous or slanderous according to current legal standards, or which so incites students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on Hartnell College premises, or the violation of lawful Hartnell College regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of Hartnell College, shall be prohibited.

Education Code, Sections 66301,76120; Title 5, Section 51977
(Formerly Governing Board Policy 3315.4; adopted 3-19-68)
Revised and Renumbered: 10-1-85
Revised and Adopted: 6-1-90, 4-4-95, 7-1-96, 05-05-09