The Journal of the Association for Communication Administration
Association for Communication Administration
Unlike public universities, private universities are not bound by the First Amendment when regulating students’ on-campus speech. This has provided administrators at private universities with great leeway in putting restrictions on student demonstrations. This article starts out with a case analysis of Loyola University Chicago, where the demonstration policy was loosened after pressure from the university community. This example frames the research questions of this study, analyzing the prevalence and nature of demonstration policies at private universities. Compared to public universities, private universities are less likely to have a demonstration policy, and the language and procedures contained in these policies tend to discourage or hamper public demonstrations.
Vanacker, Bastiaan. Demonstration Policies at Private Universities: A Case Study and Analysis. The Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 38, 1: 2-11, 2019. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, School of Communication: Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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