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Free Speech and Public Access on College Property

Yavapai College (YC) honors its commitment to the freedoms of speech and assembly guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. YC is a public institution, and as a public institution, YC recognizes that freedom of expression is integral to the purpose and process of the College, whose primary goal is education. Many speakers use our campus, and some may have messages which seem inconsistent with the mission and values of the institution.

In the "marketplace of ideas" not all ideas will resonate with the listener and some ideas may even seem distasteful or offensive. YC encourages both the listener and the speaker to exercise this important freedom with respect, civility and responsibility.

In accordance with Arizona House Bill 2563, Yavapai College has enacted a Public Access and Expression on College Property policy.

YC Committee on Free Expression Annual Reports pdf

Reserving a space for public expression

Request form to reserve space at Yavapai College

Individuals or groups who wish to engage in planned Public Expression activities may reserve a particular Public Area in advance by submitting a request using the button below. The Director of Student Engagement will be in contact within 2 business days to discuss the location and approval of your request.

NOTE: the College maintains a separate policy in regards to solicitation.

If you have any questions please contact the Director of Student Engagement, Janice Soutee at (928) 776-2125 or at janice.soutee@yc.edu.

Concerns or complaints

Any concerns or complaints in regards to an events related to this policy on any campus may be submitted here.