(Ordinance 15.00)

.01 No person shall, without authorization, assemble together anywhere on the campus for the purpose of creating any excessive noise or disturbance, riot, or raid, or assemble in a manner which obstructs the free movement of persons about the campus or the free and normal use of University buildings and facilities, or which prevents or obstructs the normal operations of the University.

.02 No person shall obstruct, hinder, or impede the normal operation of any class, laboratory, seminar, examination, field trip or other educational activity of the University.

.03 No person shall obstruct, hinder, or impede the normal use or operation of any campus building or area which has been assigned or scheduled for educational or extracurricular activities, including, but not limited to, dramatic or musical presentations, lectures, athletic events, military exercises, orientation meetings, commencement ceremonies, and placement activities.

.04 No person shall use public address equipment, bullhorns, or other methods of sound amplification anywhere upon the campus except through written permit by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

.05 No person shall obstruct, hinder, or impede the normal operations of any person, firm or agency while that person, firm or agency, or the use of its property, while that person, firm, or agency is providing a service or carrying out an activity or agreement for or with the University.

.06 No unauthorized person shall enter upon the playing area of any athletic contest or exhibition while said contest or exhibition is in progress.

.07 No person shall project or drop any object which could cause injury, damage or interference in the spectator or playing area during any athletic contest or exhibition.

.08 No person shall enter or attempt to enter into any dance or social, athletic, theatrical or other public event without a ticket of admission to such event when such tickets are required, or enter or attempt to enter contrary to any established rules or qualifications for eligibility for attendance at such events as provided by the sponsors. No person ineligible to attend such events shall loiter about the premises where such an event is being held.

.09 No person shall enter any steam tunnel, mechanical room or boiler room unless required to do so in the proper performance of assigned University duties.

.10 No person shall make, or continue, cause or permit to be made, orally or by use of any device, any unnecessary noise disturbance. Noncommercial public speaking and public assembly activities conducted on any public space or public right of way shall be exempt from this section, except as otherwise provided herein.

.11 No person shall urinate or defecate in any public place or upon any public or private property, except in a sanitary facility intended for such activities.

The following acts, and the causing thereof, are hereby declared to be violations of this section: Sound Production and Reproduction System. The playing, using or operating, or permitting the playing, using or operating, of any television or radio receiving set, musical instrument, or other machine or device for producing, reproducing or amplifying sound, in such a manner as to create a noise disturbance, or at any time with a louder volume than is reasonably necessary for convenient hearing for the person(s) present in the room, vehicle or other place in which such instrument, machine, set or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any such television or radio receiving set, instrument, machine or device between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the following day in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of seventy-five feet from the building, structure, vehicle or other place in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section. This subsection shall not apply to noncommercial speech.

  • Board of Trustees
  • Enacted: September 15, 1964

(See also: Student Disorderly Conduct Policy, MSU Policy #: 06-11-01)