Charles Stewart Mott Community College (“The College” hereafter) values the freedoms
of speech, thought, expression and assembly in themselves and as part of our core
educational and intellectual mission. The College expects, however, that campus expression
related activities, such as organized assemblies, will be conducted in an orderly
manner and with due respect for the rights of others. It is the policy of the College
to permit such expression for lawful purposes in a manner that avoids disruption of
regular college business, including classes, study and general operations. The College
also has the responsibility to preserve the safety of the students, faculty, staff,
visitors and property.
- Anyone may make speeches, offer petitions for signature, distribute materials and
hold protests or demonstrations outside of the College buildings. All such activities
must be peaceful, avoid acts or credible threats of violence and preserve the normal
operation of the College. Generally, normal operations will not be disrupted when
such activities occur in the following area: Court Street Courtyard (in-between Mott
Memorial Building and Mott Library).
- No event shall infringe upon the rights or privileges of anyone not in sympathy with
it, and no one will be permitted to harm others, damage property, block access to
College buildings or disrupt classes.
- MCC Department of Public Safety personnel retain all of their normal powers to monitor
conduct and activities and will interfere with an individual or group to exercise
free expression to prevent injuries or stop disruption to College operations.
- While spontaneous assemblies, protests, demonstrations and similar events can be very
legitimate, in most instances organizing efforts are made well in advance of the expected
date of the event or activity. Therefore, organizers should provide advance notice
of the planning of such events and activities by contacting the MCC Department of
- The enforcement of these conditions will not depend in any way on the message or sponsorship
of the act or event.