Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities 13-14

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression School: Gettysburg College Statement Rating: Green

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Gettysburg College subscribes to the wisdom in the words of Justice Louis D. Brandeis:

“If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”  (Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 1927).

Free inquiry and expression are indispensable elements in the achievement of the goals of this academic community. It is therefore expected that diverse views will be voiced throughout the community, including those that may be offensive.

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