Baylor's chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas put together the display — a tradition that's been going on at the school for years, Campus Reform reported, citing a news release from the student group.
But this year Baylor Student Activities told YCT it would place "expression activity" signs near the flags, the outlet said, adding that the mandate was handed down fewer than 24 hours before the event.
"We ask that the university formally apologize to the Baylor community for displaying the signs at our memorial in order to assert their commitment to the victims of 9/11," Campus Reform noted, citing the news release.
"Baylor University fully supports the 9/11 display of American flags depicting the thousands of lives lost as a result of the attacks that took place 19 years ago," Lori Fogleman, the school's assistant vice president of media and public relations, told Campus Reform.
Fogleman added to Campus Reform that the university has instituted a new policy — and all temporary on-campus displays "that may evoke an emotional reaction" will be labeled as such.