To provide a welcoming, safe, and academic environment for all patrons and to reduce cleaning costs associated with the removal of messages, markings and graffiti, including those made with chalk, are not permitted. The university recognizes and supports the rights of free expression and speech. It is the purpose of these regulations to balance the free speech rights of non-OSU groups/individuals with the significant interests OSU has in preserving its limited space and employee resources for OSU needs. No speech activities shall unreasonably disrupt regular or authorized activities in university facilities and on grounds.

Use of chalk as a speech activity in the library quadrangle is generally admitted except:

  • On buildings, structures, or staircases
  • Within the library courtyard, the stone areas from the building entrances
  • In spaces that have been reserved by OSU groups for OSU events