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The value of active participation in political and social issues is recognized by Western Washington University as enhancing the education of the individual and contributing to the betterment of American society. The rights of free speech, petition and assembly are fundamental to the democratic process guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States and will be promoted and respected at all times.
The university further recognizes that it has an obligation to maintain on campus an atmosphere that allows the institution to perform the fundamental task of providing an opportunity for all members of the community to pursue knowledge through accepted academic processes.
To achieve these objectives it is essential that demonstrations be orderly and conducted in a manner that allows the orderly function of the university. Any person or group of persons shall not, by their conduct, disrupt, disturb or interfere with:
(1) Classroom activities and other educational pursuits;
(2) Recognized university activities including, but not limited to, ceremonies, meetings, office functions or residence hall activities;
(3) Pedestrian and vehicular traffic;
(4) Preservation and protection of university property and personal property of individuals.
Any person persisting in such conduct after being requested to cease by university authorities, shall be subject, as appropriate, to disciplinary proceedings or arrest and prosecution.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 01-09-052, § 516-24-130, filed 4/13/01, effective 5/14/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12), 34.05.220 (1)(b), 34.05.250, 28B.15.600, 42.17.310, 42.30.070 - 42.30.075, chapters 69.41 and 43.21C RCW. WSR 90-10-042, § 516-24-130, filed 4/27/90, effective 5/1/90; Order 72-10, § 516-24-130, filed 11/17/72.]
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