OSUTfreeexpression0607

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: October 28, 2013

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A goal of the faculty, students, administration, staff, and Board of Regents is for Oklahoma
State University to be a superior educational center for the preservation, transmission, and discovery of knowledge. The wide
variety of extracurricular activities at Oklahoma State University represents one way this goal is achieved. Therefore, these
activities are an integral part of the total educational mission of the university. In fulfilling this mission, the university must
recognize and protect free inquiry and free expression as indispensable components of the critical examination of philosophies and
ideas. Given the unique mission of educational institutions in a democratic society, this inquiry should be more open and vigorous
and should consequently have greater protection than in society at large, provided that such inquiry does not infringe upon the
rights of others. Commitment to free inquiry and expression creates a strong presumption against prohibition of expression based
upon its content.

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