Senate Proposal: No
Responsible University Officer: General Counsel & Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Responsible Office: Office of the General Counsel
The university desires to have one policy that directs faculty, staff, students, student employees, visitors, and contractors to the appropriate policies and resources for different types of advocacy activities
Section 275h of the state appropriations bill, which requires this policy, states that this policy “should include, but is not limited to, policies for distribution and self-distribution of printed political or advocacy materials, related First Amendment activities, and political demonstrating. The policy should include a process for filing a complaint or reporting a violation of the advocacy policy and identify the public university staff responsible for investigating complaints and violations.”
This policy is required by Section 275h of the state appropriations bill.
Faculty, staff, students, student employees, visitors, and contractors.
Related Policy Information
In general, faculty, staff, students, student employees, visitors, and contractors wishing to be involved in advocacy efforts related to the university or on campus should review the Free Speech Website at https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-center/resources/free-speech/. Below is a listing of certain specific resources and their direct location:
- Distribution and self-distribution of printed political or advocacy materials: the University Posting Guidelines can be found at https://www.mtu.edu/student-leadership/resources/policies/posting-and-table-tent-procedures/.
- Information pertaining to related First Amendment activities can be found on the Free Speech Website at https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-center/resources/free-speech/.
- Information pertaining to political demonstrating is available in the Peaceful Protect Procedures available at https://www.mtu.edu/deanofstudents/voter-information/peaceful-protest-procedures.pdf.
- To file a complaint or reporting a violation of this policy or one of the related policies, procedures, or guidelines, go to https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?MichiganTech&layout_id=51
Office of the General Counsel