Free Speech on Campus

The University affirms the right for our community members to engage in peaceful, orderly demonstrations, and will facilitate these events in an impartial, content-neutral manner within university policy and time, place, and manner restrictions.

Read Mason's statement on Free Speech and Free Expression

The Campus Activism and Demonstration Response Team protocol protects the safety of the University community and others. If you are planning an advocacy event and would like to notify a member of the Campus Activism and Demonstration Response Team, email to campuscc@gmu.edu so that we may connect with you or your group. 

Scheduled advocacy events may occur provided they do not disrupt the educational mission of the university or university operations or violate university policy or relevant state or federal laws: 

  • All use of space on campus must comply with University Policy 1103 and any other applicable policy. 
  • Registered Student Organizations should follow guidelines provided by Student Involvement. 
  • Visitors and non-affiliated organizations should contact University Police (703) 993.2810 and Events Management for aid.

University Policies 

1103 – Space Utilization and Scheduling   

1110 – Vending Sales and Solicitations 

1120 – Weapons on Campus 

1126 – Participation in Political Activities 

1127 – University Affiliated Social Media Sites 

1128 – Use of Amplified Sound in Outdoor Spaces 

1112 – Outside Banner (and/or other materials) Policy 

48 – Building Entry and Access 

Access all university polices here: https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/