FIRE Takes an Inside Look at What Might Be America’s Worst School for Free Speech
DePaul University has repressed speech on campus for more than a decade. Last spring, a rash of troubling incidents brought the school back on our radar and has us asking — once again — whether DePaul will ever fulfill its promises to uphold free speech principles.
DePaul is committed to fostering a community that welcomes open discourse. We believe that intellectual inquiry is enriched immeasurably by robust debate and exposure to differing points of view. By remaining open to a broad range of ideas and opinions, we foster mutual understanding, test our beliefs, and create the most effective conditions for seeking knowledge.
DePaul affirms the right of speakers to voice their viewpoints,
even at the risk of controversy.
DePaul welcomes speakers of a wide variety of positions on a wide variety of topics every year. The university is committed to working with any student group in bringing speakers to campus.
—Dennis H. Holtschneider, president of DePaul University, 2005
Contact DePaul University and urge them to fulfill the promises of free speech that they make to students: DePaulPresidentsOffice@depaul.edu
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