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Partisan Political Activities

Overview

Before confirming political speakers for a campus event, student groups must first consult with and gain initial approval from Office of Student Engagement. During campaign periods, further procedural approval may be necessary to proceed. Federal and state laws that govern the university as an educational trust and tax-exempt institution, and concern for the proper role the university plays in society, limit the partisan political activities that can take place in Stanford facilities or with Stanford support. These limitations in no way inhibit the expression of personal political views by any individual within the University community.

Please see all pertinent information from the Office of Special Events and Protocol. 

Because the laws relating to political activities are complex, all orgs wishing to bring political candidates (those that are currently running for an elected office) to campus can only do so with prior approval from Office of Student Engagement.

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