Expressive Activities FAQs
TTUHSC recognizes freedom of speech and expression as a fundamental right and seeks to ensure free, robust, and uninhibited debate and deliberations by students enrolled at the university as well as other persons. The following FAQs address common questions students have about when, where, and how they may engage in expressive activities:
Expressive activities include, but are not limited to, assembly, protest, speech, distribution of written material, carrying of signs, and circulation of petitions. These activities are protected by the First Amendment and Texas law. More information about expressive activities can be found in TTU System Regulation 07.04.
Commercial activities, such as marketing or selling products or services, are not expressive activities and are generally prohibited.
Students may engage in expressive activities in outdoor common areas, subject to the reasonable time, place, and manner provisions set out in TTU System Regulation 07.04.
No, reservations are not required for expressive activities in outdoor common areas.
Yes, subject to the following requirements:
- No signage, poster, prop, display, or structure may be larger than 3 feet in height by 3 feet in width, and all must be hand-held. No open flames are permitted.
- No signage, poster, prop, display, or structure may be left unattended.
- Nothing may be affixed to or written on university property or grounds.
The above FAQs are provided for convenience. TTU System Regulation 07.04 and other TTUHSC operating policies and procedures set forth all requirements regarding students’ exercise of expressive activities on campus.