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I. Title of Policy

7.1006 Demonstrations at Brookdale Community College Policy

II. Objective of Policy

To allow for peaceful demonstration by students, student organizations, faculty, employees and outside groups or individuals in a manner that allows them to exercise their rights to free speech without interfering in the educational, operational and safety needs of the College.

III. Authority

Bylaws of the Board of Trustees, Section 1.2050 (p)

IV. Policy Statement

Brookdale Community College promotes intellectual inquiry and exchange in a respectful and civil manner. The safety of all participants is of utmost importance and the College will not approve any demonstration that, in its sole opinion, will disrupt the Mission or orderly operation of the College.  Brookdale Community College does not tolerate disruptive behavior on campus, at its regional locations or events sponsored by the College at off-site premises.

Demonstration activity is defined as any protest, rally, march, vigil, gathering, assembly or similar conduct engaged in for the purpose of expressing political, social, religious or other similar ideas, views or concerns protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Students or student organizations wishing to organize a demonstration activity are required to comply with Regulation 6.3001R Demonstrations on Brookdale Campuses and Locations.

Employees, external individuals, groups and/or organizations seeking to demonstrate at the College are required to abide by Regulation 7.1006R Demonstrations on Brookdale Campuses and Locations by Employees, External Individuals, Groups and/or Organizations.

V. Responsibility for Implementation


Approved: Board of Trustees 8/22/2023