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Chapter 110: Use of Facilities and Equipment

110.040 Sound Amplification Devices

Bd. Min. 9-5-70, p. 35,150.

  1. Sound Amplification Devices—As used in this regulation, “sound amplification devices” means any electrically operated or assisted device for the amplification of sound including but not limited to public address systems, bullhorns, music or voice amplifiers, megaphones, or any combination thereof.
        The indiscriminate and non-regulated use of sound amplification devices in the buildings and on the campuses and grounds of the University of Missouri is detrimental to and seriously disrupts and impedes the University in accomplishing and carrying out its functions, missions and obligations as an educational institution.
  2. Permits Issued by Chancellor—The use of sound amplification devices in buildings, on the campus or any site of the University, whether owned by the University or under its control, except as provided below in Section 110.040 B.1, is hereby prohibited unless a permit for the use of the same is first obtained from the Chancellor of the campus on which the use is proposed, or his designated representative.
    1. This regulation shall not be deemed to limit the use of sound amplification devices as a part of and in furtherance of University sponsored and scheduled activities or by University officials, faculty and employees in performance of their duties.
    2. Permits issued pursuant to this regulation shall specifically specify the time, duration, location and manner for which the proposed use of a sound amplification device is authorized. Any use thereof which deviates from the permit as to time, duration, location and manner shall cause the revocation by the University of said permit.
  3. Conditions for Granting Permits—A permit for the use of a sound amplification device may be granted:
    1. When the time, location, manner and extent of amplification will not unreasonably interfere with, detract from or distract the students, faculty, employees and guests of the University from their University scheduled academic, research or business activities.
    2. When the time, location, manner and extent of amplification will not unreasonably interfere with, distract or otherwise cause unreasonable congestion of students, faculty, employees and guests of the University in going to and from University scheduled academic activities or business affairs.
    3. When the time, location, manner and extent of amplification will not unreasonably interfere with, distract from or hamper the University, its faculty and staff from fulfilling its obligations and missions by providing an educational institution for the benefit and enhancement of all students in attendance.
  4. Failure to Obtain a Permit—Any use of a sound amplification device without a permit will result in disciplinary action being taken against the user, including the confiscation of such equipment or devices.

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