Equal Access Act

It shall be unlawful for any public secondary school which receives Federal financial assistance and which has a limited open forum to deny equal access or a fair opportunity to, or discriminate against, any students who wish to conduct a meeting within that limited open forum on the basis of the religious, political, philosophical, or other content of the speech at such meetings.

A public secondary school has a limited open forum whenever such school grants an offering to or opportunity for one or more noncurriculum related student groups to meet on school premises during noninstructional time.

Schools shall be deemed to offer a fair opportunity to students who wish to conduct a meeting within its limited open forum if such school uniformly provides that:
     (1) the meeting is voluntary and student-initiated;         (2) there is no sponsorship of the meeting by the                 school, the government, or its agents or                         employees;
     (3) employees or agents of the school or                            government are present at religious meetings                only in a nonparticipatory capacity;
     (4) the meeting does not materially and                               substantially interfere with the orderly conduct               of educational activities within the school; and         (5) nonschool persons may not direct, conduct,                    control, or regularly attend activities of student              groups.