Free Speech

Free Speech

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Southwest Virginia Community College is committed to supporting the exercise of constitutionally protected expression in college-controlled facilities and property while maintaining a safe atmosphere free from disruption. Please see the SWCC Annual Expressive Activity Report 2019. 

All SWCC club advisors are provided with the expressive activity policy in order to support the exercise of constitutionally protected expression.

The use of college facilities and property must

  • not impede student education, academic activities, scheduled events, functions, or the faculty/staff work environment
  • be safe for participants and not generate security issues
  • preserve the integrity and aesthetics of the college’s property.


You may report an incident of disruption of constitutionally protected speech by contacting:

  • Jerry Stinson, Campus Police Chief, 276.964.7203 OR on campus 7221,
  • Dyan Lester,  Dean of Student Success/Title IX Coordinator,  276.964.7677,

You may also report an incident using the Free Speech section of the SWCC TIPS online reporting system. A link to the TIPS system is available at the top and bottom of every webpage.