The tradition of the university as a sanctuary of academic freedom and center of informed discussion is an honored one, to be guarded vigilantly. The basic significance of sanctuary lies in the protection of intellectual freedom: the rights of professors to teach, of scholars to engage in the advancement
of knowledge, of students to learn and to express their views, free from external pressures or interference. These freedoms can flourish only in an atmosphere of mutual respect, civility, and trust among teachers and students, only when members of the university community are willing to accept self-restraint
and reciprocity as the conditions upon which they share in its intellectual autonomy.