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 that sanctuary lies in the protection of intellectual freedom: the right 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
condition upon which they share in its intellectual autonomy.