Freedom of Speech for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Every student and Postdoctoral Fellow is free to express his opinions and point of view, including in regard to the curriculum and the values it imparts, subject to law, and to the regulations of the FGS and WIS.
Freedom of Organization
Every student and Postdoctoral Fellow is free to organize a demonstration about any topic, according to the rules detailed below, subject to law and subject to the regulations of the FGS and WIS, according to what is written hereinafter:
Holding demonstrations on the WIS campus
Participation in a demonstration on the WIS campus, which has had its application approved, as detailed hereinafter, is permitted to full-time Graduate School pupils, to Postdoctoral Fellows and to visiting students recognized by the FGS (hereinafter: “FGS students”). The participation of outside bodies, who are not FGS students, will not be allowed.
Procedure for submitting a request and the decision concerning it
FGS students who wish to demonstrate (hereinafter: Demonstration Organizers) will approach the Student Council, at least ten days before the proposed date of the demonstration, with a structured request that includes the following details:
* The issue which the demonstration deals with.
* The requested date and times for the demonstration.
* Names of the Demonstration Organizers and their contact details.
* The names of outside speakers (if there is intent to invite such speakers).
The Student Council will discuss the request, and if they find it necessary, will transfer the request to the Dean of the Feinberg Graduate School at least one week before the proposed demonstration date.
The Dean of the FGS will discuss the request with the Institute administration and pass on his decision to the Student Council within ten days of receiving the request, and no later than five working days before the proposed demonstration date. If the School Dean decides to give his approval for the demonstration to take place, his decision will detail the approved schedule, place, and list of guidelines pertaining to protection of order and property.
The responsibility for carrying out the guidelines set by the Dean of the School rests upon the Demonstration Organizers.
Failure to uphold the School Dean’s guidelines may lead to dispersion of the demonstration and further disciplinary measures being taken.