Demonstrations

The philosophy of Bergen Community College is to encourage freedom in the expression of ideas presented in a scholarly and law- abiding manner. Demonstrations that interfere with the daily operations of Bergen Community College or cause personal injury to individuals or damage to property will not be permitted on campus. Students involved in the planning or implementation of such a demonstration shall be subject to disciplinary action by the College and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The President is authorized to employ the process of criminal and civil law to terminate any campus disruption and to restore college function and prevent injury to persons or property. The college permits demonstrations when conducted in accordance with the following conditions:

  1. That they are not designed to and do not interfere with the daily operations of Bergen Community College;
  2. That they are not designed to and do not cause personal injury to individuals or damage to property;
  3. That they are limited to exterior areas (sidewalks and lawns); no activity will be permitted inside college buildings or in doorways leading to buildings. There shall be no interference with building or campus ingress and egress. The demonstration must be conducted without harassment and without detaining any individual on or off campus.
  4. That the intention to hold a demonstration and all its particulars must be filed 48 hours in advance of the event. The statement of intention must include date, time, and location of demonstration, purpose of the demonstration, approximate number of participants, type of activity involved (e.g., picketing, distribution of leaflets, chanting) and names of three individuals responsible for maintaining reasonable order.