There are no restrictions placed upon the faculty as individuals in matters of political activity. At all times, however, faculty members are expected to be keenly conscious of the fact that they are employed by the State of Georgia and that, in a sense, they represent the State. They are expected to use forethought in their statements, decisions, and actions since these of necessity reflect on the University.
Any members of the faculty who decide to enter a political race should immediately inform the President of their intention to do so. Regents' policy requires that candidates for state and national offices request a leave of absence without pay before qualifying as a candidate and, if elected, that they resign prior to assuming office.