Blue Ridge Community College is a limited public forum but endorses the use of the College facilities by students and outside parties for purposes that benefit both the College and greater community. The President or a designee shall be responsible for the effective operation, maintenance and supervision of the College campus and facilities, including the use by outside parties. The President or designee shall deny any group the right to use College facilities for any of the reasons listed below. In making his/her determination, the President or designee shall not discriminate based on material content.
Advocating governmental change through violent means which constitutes a clear and immediate danger of illegal or materially disruptive activities;
Activities which may cause damage to College buildings, grounds or equipment;
Activities that materially disrupt the educational mission of the College or activities that violate any College policies, state and/or federal law; or
Activities or works that are considered obscene. For purposes of this policy, obscenity means:
Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work or activity, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interests;
Whether the work or activity depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct; or
Whether the work or activity, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic or scientific value.
The President may permit the use of College facilities by businesses and industries that loan or donate instructional equipment to the College when such use is in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes 66-58(c) and with the College’s own procedures.
Political candidates or political parties receiving approval to use College facilities must declare the College non-partisan in any advertising or written invitation or notice in which the College’s name appears. The following statement should be used: “Blue Ridge Community College is non-partisan in the use of its facilities by political groups or parties and endorses no candidate or party.”
The President may develop procedures for the temporary and permanent display of artwork on the College campus. Such procedures should define instances when and where artwork may be displayed and should address both formal and informal review and approval processes.
The President shall develop procedures for the permitting of the consumption of alcoholic beverages in College buildings or on College grounds where such procedures include the process for application and where special approval may only be granted by the President.