Campus Life Policies
- Alcohol Policy for Students
- Animal Abuse
- Campus Demonstrations and Free Speech
- Clery Act
- Drug-free Schools and Community Act Compliance
- Grievance Procedure
- Hazing and Pre-initiation Activities
- Health Insurance Requirement
- Housing Policies and Procedures
- Health Officer
- Missing Student Protocol
- Performance, Presentation, and Speaker Events Policy
- Regulation on Use of Sound Amplification Devices
- Sex Crimes Prevention Act
- Smoking Policy
- Student Organization Policies, Guidelines & Procedures
Campus Demonstrations and Free Speech
Butler University respects the rights of all members of the academic community to express their ideas freely and to demonstrate their concerns collectively by orderly means. Public dialog and debate within an environment that encourages diverse views are vital to the University’s mission. In exercising their free speech rights, University community members assume responsibility for the consequences of their actions and do not represent the University.
The right of expression at Butler University includes peaceful protests and orderly demonstrations. At the same time, the right to protest and demonstrate does not include the right to engage in conduct that disrupts the University’s operations or endangers the safety of others. All forms of speech/protest must adhere to state and federal laws, as well as University policies. In particular, prohibited conduct identified in the University’s Rules of Conduct includes:
(Rule #2) Disruption of teaching, research, administrative, or student conduct procedures or other University activities, including its public functions, or other authorized activities on or off University premises.
(Rule #3) Involvement in behavior that could or does result in physical injury, destruction of University property or that of a third party, or obstruction of the normal functioning of the University.
Other policies and procedures must also be regarded to include: Harassment/ non-discrimination, amplified sound, space and event registration, solicitation and the sponsorship of external entities.