Residence Hall Manual: Posters 13-14

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression School: University of Texas at Austin Statement Rating: Green

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[T]he University encourages all members of its community to support the freedom of speech. Students are free to communicate their ideas vigorously; those who are exposed to such ideas, whether in the classroom, the grounds of the campus, or in the residence halls, should tolerate the expression even of views that they find offensive or unacceptable. Students who passionately disagree about important matters should be able to confront one another civilly and to recognize that, despite profound differences, they are engaged in the common pursuit of truth. The best response to offensive speech is more free speech.

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