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Demonstration or Disturbance

Not all demonstrations are unlawful. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that certain activity is protected under the U.S. Constitution. However, any demonstration on campus property that interferes with the educational function of the institution or in which violence, property damage, or other such behavior occurs is unlawful.

If you have a question about whether a demonstration is unlawful, call Public Safety at 717-291-3939.
If a disturbance appears to threaten the safety of faculty, staff, or students:
  • Immediately call Public Safety at 717-291-3939 or dial 911
  • If possible and appropriate, lock doors to isolate the disturbance
  • Take steps to protect your own safety and the safety of other faculty, staff, and students
  •  Encourage people to leave the area