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ERIC Number: ED255149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
To Solicit or Not Solicit--That Is the Question: Issues and Guidelines for the College Administrator Concerned with Solicitation on the College Campus.
Webb, Melvin W., II
Legal opinion and case law concerning door-to-door solicitation in student residence halls and other campus facilities are discussed in order to assist administrators in policy development and review. Conclusions include the following: colleges' regulation of solicitation is limited by First Amendment free speech guarantees; in deciding what areas of the campus are "public forums" and covered by the First Amendment, administrators should consider the purpose and character of the area and its patterns of activity; solicitation that constitutes a "clear and present danger" to individuals is not protected by the First Amendment; regulations that attempt to limit solicitation should be narrow in scope and as specific as possible; false or deceptive commercial solicitation can be regulated by colleges; solicitation may be regulated on campus according to the reasonable time, manner, and place concept; while solicitation can be prohibited in academic and administrative areas and common areas adjacent to classrooms, common areas such as student unions and walks are not protected by the First Amendment; and residence hall door-to-door solicitation can be regulated by the college. A list of court citations is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A