They are free to say what they want.
no they are not, go on LSU's campus in the quad and try to spread information about some campus event, some political action, so on and so forth. Before this new policy came into effect, how could a student effectively spread the message she wanted to?
Also there was clear discrimination on LSU's campus when it came to flier distribution and table set up. LSU would allow students to campaign for student government positions all throughout campus, but all other student groups were limited to free speech alley.
I don't feel like getting into this
but you are giving good reasons why this is goign to be bad for lsu or what ever. But I have one question for you, how do these reasons trump what the bill of rights said.
Congress shall make no law . . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
this one specifically has to do with free speech, aka protesting distributing material, etc.