Written policy for student publications.
1.Establishes reasonable provisions governing the time, place and manner for the distribution of student publications;
2.Protects the right of expression in a manner consistent with the rights guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution for students working on student publications as journalists in their determination of the news, opinions, feature content, advertising content and other content of the student publications;
3.Prohibits, without limitation, the following:
(a)Restricting the publication of any content in student publications unless the content would substantially disrupt the ability of the institution to perform its educational mission;
(b)Dismissing, suspending, disciplining or retaliating against a faculty member, employee or other person acting as an adviser for a student publication or as an adviser to students working as journalists on a student publication for acting within the scope of that position, including, without limitation, taking responsible and appropriate action to protect a student engaged in conduct protected pursuant to the written policy or refusing to perform an action which violates the written policy; and
(c)Expelling, suspending or otherwise disciplining a student for engaging in conduct in accordance with the policy, unless such conduct substantially disrupts the ability of the institution to perform its educational mission and the disruption was intentional; and
4.Includes a disclaimer indicating that any content published in a student publication is not endorsed by the Board of Regents, the System or a university, state college or community college within the System.
Section 396.5475 — Written policy for student publications.,