Policy No. 007 Free Speech on Campus

Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression School: Tennessee Technological University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: October 3, 2018

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B. Tennessee Tech is committed to giving Students the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, learn, and discuss any issue, subject to limitations set forth in this policy or in state or federal law.
C. Tennessee Tech is committed to maintaining a campus as a marketplace of ideas for all Students and all Faculty in which the free exchange of ideas is not to be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or even by most members of Tennessee Tech’s community to be offensive, unwise, immoral, indecent, disagreeable, conservative, liberal, traditional, radical, or wrong-headed.

K. Tennessee Tech will maintain the generally accessible, open, outdoor areas of its campus as traditional public fora for Free Speech by Students.
L. Tennessee Tech will not restrict Students’ Free Speech only to particular areas of the campus.
M. Tennessee Tech will not deny student activity fee funding to a student organization based on the viewpoints that the student organization advocates.
N. Tennessee Tech will not establish permitting requirements that prohibit students’ spontaneous outdoor assemblies or students’ outdoor distribution of literature but will allow members of the Tennessee Tech community to reserve certain outdoor space in advance, consistent with TTU Policy 121 (Access To and Use of Campus Property and Facilities).
O. Tennessee Tech will not charge Students security fees or costs based on the content of their speech, the content of guest speakers invited by students, or the anticipated reaction or opposition of listeners to speech.

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