37.1 General

By resolution adopted July 10, 1970, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, adopted a policy which states in part: the freedom to express dissent by lawful means, including peaceable assembly and petitions to authorities, is no less important on a university campus than elsewhere in our society; the exercise of this freedom to dissent must not interfere with rights of others.

The Pentacrest has frequently been used to exercise these freedoms and this use has been encouraged and facilitated by the University. Because the adjacent buildings are dedicated to educational and administrative pursuits, the use of the Pentacrest as a public forum for speech, assembly, and petition must be harmonized with these primary University functions. This policy establishes the rules for management of the Pentacrest area to insure that constitutional rights are preserved without interfering unduly with the University's educational functions.