Division of Student Affairs: Speech and Expression Policy

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression School: Georgetown University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: March 7, 2017

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A university is many things but central to its being is discourse, discussion, debate: the untrammeled expression of ideas and information.

“Free speech” is central to the life of the university. … The long and short of the matter is that “time, place and manner” are the only norms allowable in governing the expression of ideas and sharing of information that is the very life of the university.

[A]ll members of the Georgetown University academic community, which comprises students, faculty and administrators, enjoy the right to freedom of speech and expression. This freedom includes the right to express points of view on the widest range of public and private concerns and to engage in the robust expression of ideas.

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