Sac State University Policy Manual

Amended Rules Regulating the Time, Place, and Manner of Individual Expression and Conduct on Campus

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Student Affairs
Authority: PM 91-04, PM 00-06
Effective Date: July 3, 2000
Index Cross-References: Amplified Sound Policy
Policy File Number: STU-0114





  • It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento (hereinafter referred to as Sacramento State) to permit the fullest expression of beliefs through any means, including protest and demonstration, which do not incite or promote illegal activity or disrupt the educational process.  In no instance will the University be used as a device for censorship or restraint beyond valid University policies, or local, state or federal laws.

  • These rules regulating the time, place, and manner of individual expression and conduct on the Sacramento State campus will not be employed to impinge upon the lawful exercise of constitutionally protected rights of freedom of speech or assembly.        

Access to campus facilities

  • The free flow of traffic to and from campus, and on the campus, must be maintained.  For any public meeting, demonstration, rally, etc., held on University premises, advance reservations are required and the activity will be assigned to a specific designated area of campus. The use of ramps, entrances, breezeways, etc., are not authorized for such purposes. 

  • Reservations for use of campus facilities and outdoor spaces are required. The scheduling process will ensure order and adequate preparation for the event and a suitable space for the intended use and expected attendance.  Policies and procedures for reserving campus facilities are available in the Student Activities Office and the Office of Space Management.  Requests for student-sponsored events shall be directed to the Student Activities Office.  Requests for faculty, staff, administration-sponsored, and community events shall be directed to the Office of Space Management.  All requests for University Union space must be made through the University Union Events Services Office. 

Disruptive and/or unauthorized activities

Disruptive and/or unauthorized activities on campus include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Use of space which conflicts with the regular University use of the facilities.

  • Activity which disrupts the educational process.

  • Use of space which conflicts with prior reservation of that space for another use.  (Casual or unscheduled users will not interfere with scheduled, organized, or traditional use). 

  • Use of space or an activity which violates the Amplified Sound Policy.

  • Use of space for personal or private purposes.  [Exception:  Food Service Facilities and Alumni Grove]

  • Use of space for non-instructional programs or activities without campus organization sponsorship or campus approval.

  • Use of space by a group which advocates unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability or veteran status.

  • Use of space which violates local, state or federal laws, or University policies.


Approved by Alexander Gonzalez, President

October 2, 2008