Policy 2.13 Venitt Terrace/Free Speech Rock

Policy Contact: Office of Student Engagement

Related Policies: 2.12 Advertising and Solicitation Policy; 2.19 Policy for Use of Campus Facilities for Events and Activities; 2.31 Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order.

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2.13 Venitt Terrace/Free Speech Rock

The Venitt Terrace (sometimes called the free speech rock) is a designated location on campus where individuals, groups, and organizations can voice their ideas, opinions, and thoughts as well as share information openly and without censorship.

Any individual from the Ithaca College community (students, faculty, staff) may use the Venitt Terrace at any time without having to reserve the space (though the space is reservable, see below). Use of amplified sound is restricted to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:05p.m. to 1:00p.m., Fridays from 4:00p.m. to 10:00p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. to prevent disruption of classes.

Although individuals may use the Venitt Terrace at any time, groups and organizations are encouraged to reserve the space in order to prevent conflicts with other individuals and groups who may be interested in using the space at the same time. The Venitt Terrace can be reserved through the Office of Conference and Event Services, located in the Campus Center. If any form of advertising and/or solicitation is going to take place, a proper solicitation form must be filed with the Office of Student Engagement. 

Last Updated: July 16, 2010