Mar 04, 2021  

Student Affairs

03:29:00 Student Publications
  1. All publications produced by students at Chattanooga State under the auspices of the Student Affairs Division may serve as forums or media of expression for ideas of the students concerning issues and events of interest. The Student Affairs Division may establish policy regarding reasonable rules as to time, place and manner of distribution for student publications. Views expressed in student publications are not the views of the college, the Board of Regents, or the student body as a whole.
  2. Editorial Control/Guarantees. The Board of Regents and college administration recognize that all student publications on this campus are guaranteed First Amendment freedom and that the student editors have full editorial control of all content on each student publication. No student publication or any student publication staff member serves as an agent of the college. In accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee and the United States, no agent of the college is authorized to censor, or exert prior restraint of content, or to impose punishment for the content of protected speech in any student publication. By accepting assignment with the Communicator, or in some other manner accepting a position with the Communicator, staff members subscribe to these working papers as binding upon their performance for the Communicator.
  3. The Student Affairs Division recognizes the right of members of the newspaper's audience to post publication criticism and objection. In the event that any person has a complaint against the Communicator and has been unable or unwilling to resolve it in consultation with the Communicator staff and adviser, that person may file a complaint in accordance with the Student Complaint Policy 03:39:00.
  4. The advisor shall be a fulltime member of the college staff.
  5. The Communicator managerial staff and advisor shall be expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. The Communicator staff will depend on the Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law.

Submitted to Policy Review Committee on 2019.02.18

Submitted to Policy Review Board on 2019.04.08

Approved by Policy Review Board on 2019.04.24