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Policies & Procedures

Amplified Sound

Due to the distracting noise level, amplified sound is not permitted during class times (8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.) due to proximity to classrooms and the library.


The University recognizes the need to provide students an avenue to advertise events and information for their various activities. The purpose of this policy on chalking is to balance the overall aesthetic appearance of campus with the need for student information sharing.

Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration

This policy outlines regulations for student gatherings with the intent of reconciling freedom of assembly with the responsibility of meeting on university grounds within the context of an academic setting.

Literature Distribution

The distribution of leaflets and handbills and the circulation of petitions by University of Tennessee students on campus shall be free and unhindered. Any material to be distributed should be in accordance with the applicable local, state, and federal laws.


Both commercial and noncommercial solicitations are prohibited in nonpublic areas of the university. Solicitations and sales in public areas of the university are restricted to invitees, registered organizations, and faculty, staff, and students of the university and are subject to reasonable restrictions as to time, place, and manner.

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct details information about the institution’s expectations and student rights and responsibilities. It creates a standard by which students are expected to conduct themselves that is consistent with the educational goals of the university.

Student Programs and Services Fee

In accordance with state law, students can expressly authorize the university to allocate a portion of the SPSF for student-organized programming. Students who choose not to have a portion of their fee allocated to student-organized programming will not be eligible for free or discounted student tickets to events funded by that portion of the fee, except for students who are exempt from payment of the SPSF by campus policy or law. 

Student organizations are able to apply for funding via the Student Programming Allocation Committee (SPAC) to host student-organized events on campus.

Use of University Property by Non-Affiliated Persons for Free Expression Activities

This policy outlines regulations for use of the campus and university property by individuals and groups who are not currently affiliated with the university.