The mission of El Centro College is to provide a quality education to students. Part of the educational process is for the student to be exposed to a variety of viewpoints and ideas. El Centro has established an operational memorandum to facilitate the free exchange of these points of view in a positive and safe manner.
El Centro College has designated a Free Speech area located between just outside the Student Center, in the Green Amphitheater area. Requests to reserve campus grounds for an assembly and/or demonstration must be made at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the activity. This advance notice allows the University the opportunity to avoid the problem of simultaneous and/or competing assemblies or demonstrations and to arrange for adequate security.
The online Free Speech Area request form requires the applicant to provide a contact name, address, and phone number. Persons making the request and those participating in the demonstration are responsible for reviewing Distribution of Literature/Free Speech Guidelines found on page 42 of the Student Handbook.