May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

Free Expression Policy

SEARK supports free expression as denoted in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The College in no way supports, fails to support, agrees, or disagrees with ideas that are voiced in the Free Expression Area; but the college makes provisions for the expression of diverse viewpoints in an academic setting.


  1. SEARK has arranged for an area on campus to be set aside as a Free Expression Area; Student Affairs Office has designated the location behind the Student Service building for this purpose.
  2. The Free Expression Area can be used during the following times: Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  3. Student, academic, and administrative activities are given priority when scheduling events.
  4. Individuals and/or groups wishing to use the Free Expression Area must complete and submit a Free Expression Area Application to Student Affairs Office at least three working days prior to using the area.
  5. All applications/publicity must be approved by Student Advocate Appeals Office. Once approved, Student Affairs Office will provide copies of the application form and proposed activity to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Physical Plant, and the applicant.
  6. Individuals using the Free Expression Area should carry a copy of the approved Free Expression Area Application during the time the area is being used.
  7. Persons utilizing the Free Expression Area are not allowed to impede the free flow of pedestrian traffic or interfere with the ingress/egress of individuals moving to and from the buildings on campus.
  8. Interruption of classes or other college activities is prohibited.
  9. Commercial solicitations, campus sales, or fundraising activities are not allowed in the Free Expression Area.
  10. The person filing the Free Expression Area Application is responsible for cleaning the area after the event has concluded.
  11. The individuals or club/organization using the area must supply the required tables, chairs, etc. Sound amplification devices are never allowed in the area.