SAFETY UPDATE

Please be advised of Ben Shapiro’s appearance on campus tomorrow, Sept. 27, as well as counter-programming events and protests planned. The Shapiro event will be held in the auditorium next to the Social and Behavioral Science Building (BEH S). Much of the surrounding area will be blocked off, and faculty have had the option of relocating their classes to other buildings. There will be a significant police presence in that area, as well as Presidents Circle, to protect both those protesting and attending the event.

As noted in the university’s speech policy, demonstrations are a legitimate means of expression. For this reason, university policy allows individuals to demonstrate freely, as long as their conduct is not violent, does not unduly disrupt the functioning of the university, interfere with the rights of other members of the university community, or damage university or private property.

To promote safety and help ensure orderly conduct, no masks, bandanas, or other face coverings will be permitted on campus. Read more about what to expect at these events here.

To report any suspicious activity to the University Police Department please call 801-585-2677.