View Bill 18-19-10

Senate Bill 18-19-10

Bill ID: 18-19-10
Name: Review of the University of Maryland, College Park Procedures for the Use of Physical Facilities
Proposed: 05/02/2018
Sponsor: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Proposal: The Joint President/Senate Inclusion & Respect Task Force made the following recommendation as part of its report to the University Senate on April 24, 2018:

University Senate should charge its Campus Affairs Committee with an overall review of the Policies and Procedures on the Use of Physical Facilities and the associated guidelines on chalking, demonstrations, and leafletting, working in concert with affected stakeholders. The Campus Affairs Committee should consider how the University can support allowing the rental of facilities within the
campus as a way of supporting speech and dialogue. The Campus Affairs Committee should also consider how requests from outside groups should be reviewed and approved.

The University Senate approved the task force's recommendations and they were approved by the President on May 2, 2018. As part of the implementation of the recommendations, the Campus Affairs Committee is being charged with reviewing the University of Maryland, College Park Procedures for the Use of Physical Facilities and associated guidelines.


Status: Under Review
Under Review By: Campus Affairs Committee
Received: 09/28/2018
Decision Due By: 03/29/2019
Actions: The Campus Affairs Committee began work on its charge by consulting with the Director of the Senate and a representative from the Office of General Counsel. A subcommittee was formed to review existing campus policies and identify units on campus who will need to be consulted. In November, members of the subcommittee met with representatives of the Student Government Association and the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. Representatives from the University of Maryland Police Department attended a meeting of the full committee in November.
Next Step: SEC Review
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