Trinity University policy burdens events with a ‘History of or Potential for Protests or Disturbance’


April 26, 2023

Trinity University, a private institution in Texas, states in official policy that its students “shall enjoy the same freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and the right to petition that all other citizens enjoy,” and allows them to invite guest speakers for events. However, if the university thinks a speaker has any “History of or Potential for Protests or Disturbance,” its Event Review Guidelines allow it to place extra requirements on groups, like taking out insurance.

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