Student Handbook: Peaceful Assembly
It is the desire of Biola University to promote appropriate expression of views that do not conflict with the mission/identity of our unique Christian higher education community. To accomplish this, provision is made for peaceful assemblies and forums by members of the Biola community, rather than protests or demonstrations.
The policy of Biola University with respect to peaceful assembly and forums on all campuses, is as follows:
Time, manner, and place are subject to the approval of the office of the Dean of Students or his/her designee. A request by a Biola student group to assemble or hold any event that could be otherwise construed as an assembly or forum must be submitted (form is available here), and written approval from the office of the Dean of Students must be in possession of those in charge at the time and at the location of the assembly/forum. Only sound amplification that is officially authorized is permitted.
Time and Place Guidelines: (subject to change)
Time: Limited between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding Chapel periods; M-W-F 9:15-10:30 a.m.)
Place: The walkway between the Café and the gymnasium (or other approved locations) upon submission of request and written permission from the Dean of Students or his/her designee.
Such activities may not interfere or disrupt the orderly conduct of university business, events, or infringe on the rights of others. If an activity becomes disruptive, the university will take appropriate action to limit or terminate the activity. In the event the area is not restored to its original condition, the organizer will bear fiscal accountability.
Persons who are not students of Biola or otherwise affiliated with Biola may not participate in such assemblies or forums on campus.
Assemblies or forums that do not conform to these provisions may subject participants to temporary or permanent suspension from the university or other sanctions as outlined in the Student Handbook.