Freedom of Expression Activity Registration Form

Northern Illinois University is committed to freedom of expression and open discussion in all matters of public interest and is further committed to assuring all members of the University community have the broad latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn.

People hosting a Freedom of Expression Activity are highly encouraged to submit this registration form. Freedom of Expression Activities include but are not limited to the following: demonstrations, counter demonstrations, sit-ins, teach-ins, vigils, exhibits, public forums, petitions, etc.  

Our intent to collect registrations is to help support and protect your freedom of expression rights. We encourage a civically engaged community and wish to help create safer environments for you to host such an activity.

This registration form is meant for Freedom of Expression activities in outdoor areas of campus including but not limited to: sidewalks, streets, common areas, and other rights of way and open spaces. In addition to outdoor areas, the Board of Trustees Meeting Room (Altgeld 315) is also available for expressive activities so long as it is not otherwise in use.
Type of Activity
Desired Date of Activity
Desired Location of Activity
Alternative Choice of Desired Location (in the case that the first location choice is already reserved)
Intended Start Time of Activity
Intended End Time of Activity
Number of Expected Participants
Do you have reason to expect counter groups to participate in this activity?
Do you expect presenters or speakers unaffiliated with NIU to participate in your activity?
Name of Sponsoring NIU Student Organization (if applicable)
Name of Sponsoring Student Organization Faculty/Staff Advisor (if applicable)
Contact Information of Sponsoring Student Organization Faculty/Staff Advisor including phone and email) (if applicable)
Full Name of Person Submitting this Registration Form
Email Address of Person Submitting this Registration Form
Phone Number of Person Submitting this Registration Form
Thank you for taking the time to submit this Freedom of Expression Activity form. An NIU representative may follow-up to support your activity.