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Application to Demonstrate

Demonstrations at Brigham Young University are subject to the Demonstration Policy. Applicants should read and understand the Demonstration Policy prior to submitting an application.

To apply to demonstrate on campus (demonstrations include, but are not limited to, events such as assemblies, marches, memorials, parades, picketing, protests, leafletting, signature gathering, rallies, and sit-ins. Demonstrations also include counterdemonstrations) please complete the following:

  1. Review “Demonstration Policy” found here
  2. Print and complete the "Application to Demonstrate" form (link below)
  3. Obtain any associated signatures
  4. Submit application and related documentation to the Dean of Students Office, 3500 WSC or deanofstudents@byu.edu, at least five days prior to the proposed event date
  5. Do not advertise the event until proper authorization has been received

Click here to download the “Application to Demonstrate” form.

The Dean of Students, the managing director of BYU Police and BYU Security, the Vice President of Belonging, and the Academic Vice President or their designees, will consider the content, time, place, and manner of the proposed demonstration and, in their sole discretion, approve, conditionally approve, or deny the application.

The Dean of Students Office may schedule a meeting with the requester (and a representative from the sponsoring BYU organization(s), if applicable) to consult on details and review the proposal. The Dean of Students Office will generally respond to an application within three business days of receipt.

Only current students, faculty, administrative employees, and staff may organize or attend a demonstration if approved. Public expressions on campus should be peaceful, courteous, and in accordance with the standards and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Any violations of these procedures may result in legal action and/or disciplinary action by Brigham Young University.