The right of expression is as necessary as the right of inquiry
and both must be preserved as essential to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge and truth. Consequently,
University faculty, staff and students, individually and
collectively, may express their views through the normal
channels of communication. University faculty, staff and
students also may express their views by demonstrating
peacefully for concepts they wish to make known, and the
University will make every reasonable effort to protect that
The community of Vanderbilt University is united by the goals of inquiry and education.
Students have the right to freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom of inquiry and peaceful assembly.
The University of Pennsylvania, as a community of scholars, affirms, supports and cherishes the concepts of freedom of thought, inquiry, speech, and lawful assembly. The freedom to experiment, to present and examine alternative data and theories; the freedom to hear, express, and debate various views; and the freedom to voice criticism of existing practices and values are fundamental rights that must be upheld and practiced by the University in a free society.
Students and student organizations are free to examine and to
discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions
publicly and privately. They are free to support causes by orderly
means, including any means of peaceful assembly or advocacy,
which do not interfere with or disrupt the operations of the
The success of the University of Rochester depends on an environment that fosters vigorous thought
and intellectual creativity. It requires an atmosphere in which diverse ideas can be expressed and
discussed. The University of Rochester seeks to provide a setting that respects the contributions of
all the individuals composing its community, that encourages intellectual and personal development,
and that promotes the free exchange of ideas.
The right of expression includes the right to dissent. The University recognizes a fundamental obligation to protect this aspect of free expression on campus.
The University of Alabama aspires to transmit knowledge, to develop its students, and to promote the quality of society. In seeking these goals, the University recognizes the significance of student rights. These rights include freedom of expression, autonomy, procedural protection and the integrity of people and their property. By ensuring these individual rights, the University fosters an environment conducive to student success and well being.
1. Communications which originate from UVU facilities are free from
censorship or prior restraint, except when they are illegal.
2. Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge and
the pursuit of truth. Censorship of material on partisan or doctrinal
grounds is contrary to these goals.
Scripps believes that learning and teaching thrive in an environment conducive
to freedom of belief, inquiry, and speech, assuring expression of the broadest range of
opinions and beliefs. Scripps commits itself to maintaining that freedom, subject only
to regulation of time, place, and manner.
Recognizing that such expressions may offend, provoke, and disturb, Scripps affirms its dedication to encourage rather than limit expression.
Throughout its history, Binghamton has maintained a tradition of open
communication and freedom of expression. It recognizes that the university
is a traditional sphere of free expression fundamental to the functioning of
our society. The Binghamton President’s Commission on Free Speech and
Academic Freedom (1992) affirms the academic freedom of students as well
as professors: “Students have freedom to exercise their intellectual curiosity,
to draw conclusions for themselves and to express their own opinions, no
matter how controversial, [and] without fear [of reprisal].
As an educational community, NKU adheres to the belief that the freedoms of speech, thought, conscience, inquiry, and assembly hold central positions among the principles defended by an institution of higher learning.
Students at the University have the same rights and protections under the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan as other citizens. These rights include freedom of expression, press, religion, and assembly. The University has a long tradition of student activism and values freedom of expression, which includes voicing unpopular views and dissent.
The University of Houston has designated 19 areas for outdoor organized expressive
activities. These areas are indicated on the campus map titled “Areas for Organized
Expressive Activities on Campus” (Addendum A). Thirteen areas do not require a
reservation for use while the remaining six areas require advance reservation.
Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students and the general well-being of society. As members of the academic community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.
Temple University is a community of scholars in which freedom of inquiry and freedom of
expression are valued.
Students are protected in their exercise
of freedom of expression by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States. Accordingly, university officials are responsible for ensuring freedom of expression for all students.
Students are also members of the community
at large, and no enumeration of their rights and responsibilities as students shall
be deemed to conflict with rights they enjoy and rightful responsibilities
they incur as
Students and student organizations should be free to examine and discuss all questions
of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. They should always be
free to support, by orderly means, causes that do not disrupt the regular and essential
operations of the University.
[T]he 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. This philosophy is intended to apply to all forms of expression occurring at the University and any uncertainty regarding the application or operation of this policy statement shall be resolved in a manner consistent with this philosophy.
Students are guaranteed freedom of expression.
Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the objectives of a higher educational institution.
Students shall be free to examine and to discuss all questions of interest
and express opinions.
Discussion and expression of all views are permitted with the University subject only to the requirements for maintenance and order.
The freedoms of speech, expression and assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are central to the mission of the University. Students, faculty and staff have the right to assemble, to speak, and to attempt to attract the attention of others and corresponding rights to hear the speech of others when they choose to listen, and to ignore the speech of others when they choose not to listen.
Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students, and the general well being attainment of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals.
Free expression of ideas is central to the academic process.
Acceptance of membership in the University community carries with it an obligation on the part of each individual to … protect the university as a forum for the free expression of ideas ….
Members of the university community, including academic and administrative leaders, must hold accountable those who do not respect these values.
Students and student organizations are free to examine and to discuss all questions of interest to them, to express opinions publicly and privately, and to support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the institution.