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Student Congress is an elected body that serves as the voice of the student in making recommendations to various
campus officials. Student Congress, along with other campus constituents, has only recommending powers. The
official policy making authority is the Board of Trustees and its duly appointed administrator, the president of the
Student publications and the student press are a valuable aid in establishing and maintaining an atmosphere of
free and responsible discussion and of intellectual exploration on the campus. They are a means of bringing
student concerns to the attention of the faculty and the institutional authorities, and of formulating student
opinion on various issues on the campus and in the world at large. The student publications of HSU are fully funded
by the university and are subject to the same limitations and restrictions that apply to a newspaper’s relationship
with the publisher.
Guest Speakers and Entertainers
Guest speakers and entertainers are an important complement to the educational program of the university.
Students are encouraged to recommend the speakers and entertainers of their choice to the appropriate
sponsoring offices. All guest speakers and entertainers must be sponsored by an appropriate academic
department, organization, or administrative office.
The invitation of any guest speaker or entertainer who requires remuneration must have prior approval of the
appropriate administrative officer before an invitation can be extended. Prior to inviting a guest speaker or
entertainer, appropriate facilities should be approved and reserved.
Distribution of Literature and Posters
Students are free to distribute literature or to post posters relative to organizations’ activities or campus-wide
activities as long as the activities adhere to university policy and as long as the literature and posters are in good
taste. Posters must be approved by the person in charge of each building and must be posted only in designated
areas. T-shirt designs and slogans must be approved by the dean of students or his/her designee.
Off-Campus Freedom of Students
College and university students are both citizens and members of the academic community. As citizens of the
United States, students will enjoy the same freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition that other
citizens enjoy; and, as members of the academic community, they are subject to the obligations that accrue to
them by virtue of this membership. Faculty members and administrative officials should ensure that institutional
powers are not employed which inhibit such intellectual and personal development of students as is often
promoted by their exercise of the rights of citizenship both on and off campus.
Occasionally the activities of students may result in violation of law. In such cases, institutional officials will be
prepared to apprise students of sources of legal counsel, and such officials may offer other assistance. A student
who violates the law may incur penalties prescribed by civil authorities and may also be subject to university action
if said violation also violates university policy or involves the student in an activity that threatens the health or
safety of said student or any other student or person. The student who incidentally violates institutional
regulations in the course of his off-campus activity, such as those relating to class attendance, will be subject to no
greater penalty than would normally be imposed. Institutional action should be independent of community
Procedural Standards in Disciplinary Proceeding
The student is guaranteed by the university the right to fair and reasonable treatment regarding disciplinary