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Freedom of Speech



Susan Buckenmeyer & Reed Rallojay

Susan Buckenmeyer & Reed Rallojay



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  • Student demonstrations and university administration responsesReed C. Rallojay Susan BuckenmeyerStudent Organization Policy Advisor Student Organization Policy AdvisorThe University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin
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  •  About The University of Texas at Austin Role of the Office of the Dean of Students Examples of Free Speech Situations Future initiatives at UT Austin Activity/Discussion Resources Questions
  •  Universities can control • Time • Place • Manner
  •  Public university campus • Limited Public Forum  “This is a public university… for the private use of the University faculty, staff and students.” InstitutionalRules on Student Services and Activities and Student Rights and Responsibilities Role of the Office of the Dean of Students
  •  Gather intelligence • Registered student organization (RSO)/department, protesting organization/person, flier, advisers, or UTPD Conduct outreach • RSO/department (talking points handout), protesting organization/person, UTPD Develop a response plan • who, what, where, when, why Communicate plan to stakeholders Attend event and carry out plans Support Report outcomes
  •  Counter demonstration of an event Response to a guest speaker Issue based demonstration
  •  Develop a Response Team Provide training opportunities for campus academic and administrative units Provide educational content on our Web site about demonstrations and protests Produce educational literature
  •  Youare working in your office and overhear students in the hall discussing a demonstration they are planning. The event that they are demonstrating against is being planned and hosted by your area. What steps will you need to take to ensure the event is successful and students are also given their free speech rights?
  •  Reed C. Rallojay • Susan Buckenmeyer • Student Activities Office of the Dean of Student The University of Texas at Austin