Title 17. Education

Chapter 26. Colleges and Universities

Part XIV. Campus Free Expression

17:3399.31        Definitions


For the purposes of this Part, the following words, terms, and phrases shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: 


(1) “Expressive activities” include but are not limited to any lawful verbal or written means by which individuals or groups communicate ideas to one another, as provided by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and by the Constitution of Louisiana, including all forms of peaceful assembly, protest, speech, distribution of literature, carrying signs, and circulating petitions. This expressly excludes commercial activities where individuals or groups are being compensated or attempting to advertise, market, or accrue financial gain to any individual, corporation, business, or organization. 


(2) “Outdoor areas” are outside areas generally accessible to the majority of students, administrators, faculty, and staff, such as grassy areas, walkways, or other similar common areas, and do not include areas where access is restricted. 


(3) “Student organization” means an officially recognized group at a public postsecondary education institution, or a group seeking official recognition, comprised of admitted students. 


Added by Acts 2018, No. 666, § 1, eff. June 1, 2018.