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Expressive Activity Policy


New River Community College has adopted Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Policy 6.5.1, Policy on Expressive Activity. This policy and related procedures have been developed to fullfill the requirement of Va. Code §23.1-401.1 (know informally as "the speech law.")

A. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to set out the policy and procedures that will govern all expressive activities on campus.

B. Policy

  1. This policy applies to all buildings, grounds, and other spaces owned or controlled by the college. The term “expressive activity” includes:
  • Meetings and other group activities of students and student organizations;
  • Speeches, performances, demonstrations, rallies, vigils, and other events by students, student organizations, and outside groups invited by student organizations;
  • Distributions of literature, such as leafleting and pamphleting; and
  • Any other expression protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

This policy does not apply in instances when speakers, performers, groups, etc. are invited by the college or to