As a state institution, Florida Atlantic University "FAU" or "University") must uphold the
protections guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well
as the Constitution of the State of Florida. Free speech, free expression, and peaceable assembly
are basic to the exchange of ideas and beliefs on campus. Academic progress and freedom
flourish when the rights of free expression are assured through public debate and discourse on
public affairs and social issues.