PVCC’s Policy on Expressive Activity

A new law in the Commonwealth of Virginia requires public colleges and universities to outline policy about expressive activity on campuses. According to Virginia Code §23.1-401.1, "Except as otherwise permitted by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, no public institution of higher education shall abridge the constitutional freedom of any individual, including enrolled students, faculty and other employees, and invited guests, to speak on campus."

Piedmont Virginia Community College stands in full support of the First Amendment and believes in expressive activity for members of our community. The Expressive Activity page on PVCC’s website details how PVCC incorporates the rights of citizens within the academic environment to ensure full compliance with the law while allowing for student learning and engagement.

PVCC’s full policy includes procedures for reserving campus facilities, a listing of campus areas not available for expressive activity and details on the distribution of commercial materials. The Expressive Activity webpage also includes contact information, frequently asked questions and helpful links.