Freedom of Speech and Public Assembly Policy

MPTC is dedicated to the mission of the College. MPTC recognizes the right of freedom of speech and public assembly is essential to this mission and the rights set forth in the First Amendment. This policy exists to give guidance for those who wish to express protected free speech and public assembly on MPTC controlled properties and social media, along with the manner in which they may engage in constitutionally protected speech and expression. The right to restrict the time, place and manner of expression is specifically reserved for the College. Any acts that are disruptive to normal operations of the College including but not limited to instruction, college business, or actions which interfere with the rights of others will not be tolerated. Those engaging in disruptive activity may be subject to disciplinary action. Any participant involved in disruptive activity may face criminal charges.