KGI follows the TCCS Policy on Demonstrations at The Claremont Colleges to maintain campus safety, peacefully resolve differences, and respect the constitutional rights of free speech and assembly. The policy is applicable to all faculty, staff, and students at KGI, as well as to the member institutions of The Claremont Colleges.
The undergraduate Claremont Colleges—Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College—together with Claremont Graduate University, Keck Graduate Institute, and The Claremont Colleges Services, are all member institutions of the “Claremont Colleges.” Each of these member institutions respects the rights of free speech and peaceable assembly and supports their exercise. However, when the exercise of speech and assembly becomes disruptive or non-peaceable, and infringes upon the rights of others, threatens property or public safety, or impedes the business of the member Colleges or TCCS, the individual Colleges and TCCS will act according to this policy. Every institution in the consortium has instituted procedures for presenting and peaceably resolving disagreements about policies. Officials at the individual Claremont Colleges and TCCS are willing to examine, discuss, and explain institutional policies to any member of The Claremont Colleges community. However, participation in a demonstration that is materially disruptive and non-peaceful or involves the substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others on the property of any of The Claremont Colleges or of The Claremont Colleges Services or their affiliated institutions is prohibited.
Determination of when a demonstration or action is non-peaceful or disruptive may be difficult, but The Claremont Colleges individually and collectively subscribe to the general guidelines listed below:
If an officer or designee of an affected College or TCCS informs individuals in a given area that their collective actions are judged non-peaceful or disruptive and that they should disperse, individuals remaining may be charged, on their home campus, with a violation of this policy.
Any individual acting in a non-peaceful or disruptive manner, whether he or she is acting individually or within a group, may be charged on the basis of the individual’s or group’s behavior with a violation of this policy. Ignorance of this policy or lack of intent to violate this policy is not an acceptable justification for violating it. Lack of intent or lack of awareness of the existence of College or TCCS policy will not excuse violations. Charges will be brought at the home college of the accused. Any President on his or her home campus, or designee, or the Chief Executive Officer of TCCS, or designee, on the property of TCCS, is authorized to take action against any individual violating this policy. Actions may include arrest, or other legal action, or notice of disciplinary charges and handled through the home College’s disciplinary procedures. The presidents and the Chief Executive Officer of TCCS may delegate their authority to act.
In the event of a non-peaceful or disruptive action on the property of any of The Claremont Colleges, TCCS, or any of their affiliated offices or programs, the affected College or Colleges or
The Claremont Colleges Services will act according to the following procedures: