6.4.4 Non-Institute Speakers Invited by Students and Student Organizations

 

  1. Procedure for Chartered Student Organizations
    1. Any chartered student organization or SGA may invite a guest speaker to address their membership without prior authorization.
    2. Any chartered student organization or agency of student government wishing to present off-campus speakers to persons beyond the organization’s membership in Institute facilities may do so by complying with the following procedures:
      1. An authorized officer of the organization shall submit notice in writing to the appropriate scheduling officer via email.
      2. The notice shall state:
        1. The speaker's name and the organization represented, if any
        2. The proposed date and time of meeting;;
        3. The audience to be addressed; and
        4. The Institute facility requested.
        5. Information that will satisfy the scheduling officer for the desired facility that funds are on hand to pay all expenses involved.
  2. Procedure for Invitation by Student Petition
    1. In the absence of sponsorship by a chartered student organization or other Institute authority, a petition to the Vice President of Student Life may initiate invitation of a speaker.
    2. The petition shall bear the signatures of at least fifty (50) currently enrolled students of Georgia Tech. In addition, three (3) students shall identify themselves as taking responsibility for the program.
    3. The first five signers of the petition shall constitute a committee responsible for arrangements, and the first signer shall be chairman.
    4. The petition shall contain the following information:
      1. The speaker’s name and the organization represented, if any;
      2. The proposed date and time of meeting;
      3. The audience to be addressed;
      4. The Institute facility requested; and
      5. Information that will satisfy the Vice President of Student Life that funds are on hand to pay all expenses involved.
  3. Procedure after Approval of Request for Non-Institute Speaker
    1. By acceptance of the invitation to speak, the speaker shall assume full responsibility for any violation of law committed by him/her while he/she is on campus.
    2. The sponsoring organization shall not, in any of its invitations, advertisements or other correspondence, imply that the Institute or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approve or are in agreement with any of the positions espoused by the speaker. The approval of the use of instructional facilities by the Institute shall not necessarily imply that the Institute or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approves or are in agreement with any of the speaker’s statements.

 

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