[Faculty Handbook Category #3]
non-obstructive demonstrations are among those activities in which members of
the college community are free to engage. Obstructive or non-peaceful
demonstrations will not be permitted on the
The college strives to maintain an atmosphere conducive to academic work and social responsibility and to protect the rights of individual members of the college community.
St. Olaf College recognizes that no definition of 'obstructive' can meet all possible situations, but defines obstructive demonstrations generally as those at which there is deliberate, continued or significant disruption of, participation in, access to, or conduct of institutional activities relevant to the college's educational mission or those situations that pose a safety risk for those in attendance.
Any non-peaceful demonstration, regardless of duration, is prohibited. Dismissal is considered the maximum penalty for violation of the demonstration policy. This does not preclude the possibility of civil or criminal action.
demonstrations will be regulated by the civil and criminal laws governing the
community. Those associated with the college should be aware that individuals
planning a demonstration or parade in