The right of individuals and groups to express themselves freely is fundamental to democracy. It is also central to a Connecticut College education. Freedom of expression is written into our mission of educating students to “put the liberal arts into action as citizens of a global society.” Active citizenship requires intellectual and personal engagement across social, political, ideological, and religious differences. It requires a community in which people who hold different perspectives and beliefs grapple with the difficult work of listening, reflecting, gathering evidence, making arguments, and engaging in constructive, informed, and rigorous debate for the purpose of greater knowledge and understanding. Connecticut College is committed to nurturing this kind of community.