ERIC Number: ED034505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-5
Reference Count: 0
State Laws of 1969 Dealing with Student Unrest.
Gonzalez, Joseph E., Jr.
This report is the result of questionnaires sent to members of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and supplementary research. The first part generally describes various types of legislation, while the second part presents a state-by-state description of the individual bills passed. The report shows that approximately two-thirds of the 47 states whose legislatures met in 1969 adopted measures to deal with campus disturbances. More than 15 states passed laws providing penalties for those who take part in campus disorders which interfere with normal college activities. Some states limited this type of legislation to public institutions, while others applied it to all. At least 8 states permitted or directed financial aid to be withdrawn from students involved in campus disruptions, and over 6 states banned firearms from campuses. Five states enacted legislation to allow barring individuals who are not part of the university community from campuses. Some states required or requested the chief campus officer or school administration to take various forms of punitive action with disruptive students. Several states made provisions requiring or requesting college boards of trustees to set up rules of conduct for their campuses. It is noted that relatively few bills were passed in 1969 state legislatures in comparison with the hundreds that were introduced. (DS)
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Sponsor: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.