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Finalized Demonstration and Fixed Exhibit Policy

March 17, 2016

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

In February, Interim President Pelissero issued a community message sharing the proposed Student Free Expression: Demonstration and Fixed Exhibit Policy. In his note, he welcomed input from all members of the University. Over the past three weeks, we received a handful of e-mails from students, faculty, and staff reacting to the proposed policy. As the recipient of that feedback, I want to thank those who reached out to me. The input I received confirmed that we have landed on a fair policy, one that provides a venue for students who wish to express their views in a timely manner.

The information gathering and input process was thorough and we hope you found it inclusive. We think it is a great example of our community's ability to come together to listen to various perspectives and debate ideas. In the end, that dialogue has allowed us to establish a new policy that will work well for the community, while promoting safety and respectful action.

We have finalized the policy, which goes into effect immediately, and the Community Standards have been updated to reflect this important change. With this update, the previously imposed moratorium has concluded. On behalf of the interim president, I want to thank everyone who played a role in this process

Loyola, like all institutions, is a continuous work-in-progress and we must continue to dialogue with one another to advance our collective goals.

Thank you again for your efforts.

Sincerely,

Jane Neufeld
Vice President for Student Development