Freedom of Expression Policy

It is the policy of the district and DVC to allow and protect reasonable and legal expressions, speeches and actions according to federal and state laws and Education Code section 76120. Students have the right to exercise free expression, including the use of bulletin boards, the distribution of printed materials and the wearing of buttons, badges or other insignia. The policy excludes expression that is obscene, libelous or slanderous according to current legal standards or that incites students to create a clear and present danger or to commit unlawful acts on community college premises or damage to persons or property. Inciting students to riot, or the violation of lawful community college regulations or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the community college, is also prohibited. Copies of the district and college policies are available from the Student Life Office.