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Student Organizations and Facilities

Article ID: 339
Last updated: 03 Jun, 2021

1. Student organizations have the right to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them, to express opinions publicly and privately, to support causes by orderly means, to organize public demonstrations and protest gatherings, and to exercise the right of petition. However, this does not give individuals or groups the right to deprive others of the opportunity to speak or be heard, to invade the property of others, to damage state property of others, to disrupt the regular and essential operation of the University, or otherwise interfere with the rights of others. 

2. Subject to the control of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education and the authority of the board delegates to the University president, students have the right to participate in the formation of University policy. General and specific responsibilities of the University governing bodies are explicitly outlined in their constitutions. 

3. Students are allowed to invite and to hear any person or group of their choosing. Those routine procedures required by the University before an event is held are designed to insure that there is orderly scheduling of facilities and adequate preparation for the event and adequate security of individuals and University property. Sponsorship of guest speakers or groups does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement of the views expressed, either by the sponsoring group or the University. 

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