What is the Campus Free Expression Act?


The Campus Free Expression Act, at Florida Statutes s. 1004.097, is a law directed at public colleges and universities in Florida. The Act directs public colleges and universities to allow visitors and other uninvited speakers to freely use “outdoor areas of campus” for expressive activities; permits the college or university to establish reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on such use; prohibits “free speech zones” or policies that restrict speech to particular areas of the campus; and prohibits students, faculty, or staff of the public college or university from materially disrupting previously scheduled or reserved activities on the campus.