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BP 3900: Expressive Speech


NWCCU 2020 Standard 2.B.1 & 2.B.2
ORS 260.432
ORS 341.290
AP 3900 – Expressive Conduct
BP 3430 and AP 3430 – Prohibition of Discrimination and Harassment
AP 3432 – Workplace Harassment


To establish content-neutral parameters of time, place, and manner for the diverse forms of free expression. One of the ways that Rogue Community College (RCC) fulfills its mission is by maintaining an environment that supports and enables the free exchange of ideas without regard to the viewpoint expressed, yet ensures that the educational environment for delivering accessible, quality education is preserved for the students and communities we serve.


RCC fully supports open expression and free speech by students, employees and the public. This is called “expressive conduct” and includes speech, literature distribution, displays or signs, petition circulation, and other forms of free expression. RCC does not regulate the content of expressive conduct; however, to maintain safety and the college mission, RCC does regulate the time, place, and manner of these activities on college property.

Students, employees, and members of the public shall be free to exercise their rights of free expression, subject to the requirements of this policy.

The campuses of RCC are Non-public Forums, except for those areas that are designated public forums available for the exercise of expression by students, employees, and members of the public.

The College President shall enact such administrative procedures as are necessary to reasonably regulate the time, place, and manner of the exercise of free expression in the
designated public forums.

The administrative procedures shall not prohibit the right of students to exercise free expression, including but not limited to the use of bulletin boards, the distribution of printed materials or petitions, and the wearing of buttons, badges, or other insignia. Speech shall be prohibited that violates the College’s Prohibition on Discrimination, Harassment and Intimidation in violation of AP 3430, BP 3430 and AP 3432, or which so incites others as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on RCC property, or is a violation of AP 3900 Expressive Conduct, or creates substantial disruption of the orderly operation of RCC.

Rescinds Policy Number: II.A. 010, VII.C.060

Adopted:  June 18, 2019

Revised: August 15, 2023

Accreditation reference updated January 22, 2020