Freedom of Assembly/Controversial Events

All classes, meetings or assemblages and use by individuals of any sort held in University buildings or on University grounds are subject to applicable U.S. and Missouri laws and University requirements, rules and regulations. In addition, it is expected that proper care will be taken of the facility and that simple rules of courtesy, decency and good manners will be observed at all times. Any failure to abide by these requirements may cause the permission for the use of the facility to be withdrawn at any time, or for future permission for the use of any University facilities to be denied.

The University reserves the right to set reasonable time, place and manner restrictions on all meetings, gatherings or get-togethers to assure that the most beneficial use of the buildings and grounds of the University are made and that there is no interference with the right of students to obtain an education.

The use of University facilities should not imply an endorsement of any individual, group or organization and the name of the University shall not be identified in any way with the aims, policies, programs, products, or opinions of any individual, groups or organizations which may meet in University buildings or on University grounds.

Leach Theatre may be scheduled for political activities that promote awareness and education as long as they are not disruptive of campus teaching and research activities. Student organizations, university staff, faculty and administrators and community organizations must obtain activity approval and use the regular scheduling process. Declaration of facility usage intent must be included on/with the Reservation Form.

Events that discriminate against persons on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, or sexual orientation will not be scheduled at Leach Theatre.

Leach Theatre management may determine if certain events require security, definitions of responsibility, or media relations in order to preserve the safety/security of patrons as well as the rights to assembly and free speech. All costs associated with security and other services will be charged to the user. Decisions concerning these services are the responsibility of Leach Theatre management and are final.