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Demonstration Response Plan

The university has a strong commitment to free speech both in terms of expression of an idea and in the response to that idea.

Demonstrations have long been recognized as an important means of expression and are protected by the First Amendment. This Demonstration Response Plan (DRP) is intended to provide general guidance to our campus community (students, faculty, staff, families, and alumni) concerning our response to demonstrations consistent with our shared priorities and institutional values.

We encourage individuals and groups who plan to use the university as a site for expressive activity to contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and/or the University of Illinois Police Department in advance so we can assist in making your event or peaceful demonstration successful and safe.

View the Demonstration Response Plan