Managing Student Activism

Last updated August 28, 2015

Managing Student Activism

Last updated August 28, 2015

Table of Contents


Overview

Learn how to balance students’ First Amendment rights with your institutional interest in maintaining a productive educational environment. Through case studies from real-life examples, you will get expert tips on how to effectively and appropriately address student activism in classrooms, on campus grounds, on social media, off campus, and more.

Understanding the legal standards governing students’ rights and acceptable restrictions goes a long way toward protecting your students’ freedom and institution’s reputation. With public demonstrations and symbolic expressions continuing to rise on campus, you cannot afford to miss this training.

Who should attend?

Risk managers, student affairs leadership, directors of student activities, general counsel, and safety managers will benefit from this webcast.

Agenda

  • Principles of the Law
    • First Amendment rights
    • Public v. private institutions
  • The Balance Between Interests and Rights
    • Interests of the expression, institution, and audience
    • Acceptable restrictions
  • Types of Speech in a Higher Education Context
  • Case Study Examples and Discussion
  • Alternative Options
  • Final Q&A