free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

Northeastern Illinois University exists for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of
students, and the general well being of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment
of these goals. As members of the academic community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical
judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students
and the general well being of society. In line with this purpose, the University has the duty to protect
the freedoms of inquiry and expression and furthermore has the responsibility to encourage all of its members
to develop the capacity for critical judgment in their sustained and independent search for truth.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment in any University activity or program.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

When Grinnell College framed its charter in the Iowa Territory of the United States in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students “for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life.” The College pursues that mission by educating young men and women in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

The University of Oregon values and supports free and open inquiry. The commitment to free speech and freedom of inquiry described in this policy extends to all members of the UO community: Faculty, staff, and students. It also extends to all others who visit or participate in activities held on the UO campus.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

As a Catholic university one of its distinctive
goals is to provide a forum where through free inquiry and open discussion the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all
the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal and
physical conduct of a sexual nature when at least one of the following conditions
is met: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an
individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive work, academic, or living environment.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

* The heritage of Churches of Christ has valued both free inquiry and an ecumenical spirit.
* This tradition–at its best–can sustain both openness to new and different ideas and the kind of diversity that Pepperdine seeks to nurture.
* This atmosphere, in which students are encouraged to explore faith and scholarship, is reflected in Pepperdine’s affirmation statement, in which it says, “Truth has nothing to fear from investigation.”

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

Middlebury College is a community of learners and as such recognizes and affirms that free, honest intellectual inquiry, debate, and constructive dialogue are vital to the academic mission of the College and must be protected even when the views expressed are unpopular or controversial.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

Academic freedom and freedom of expression include but are not limited to the expression of ideas,
however, controversial, in the classroom setting, academic environment, University-recognized activities, or on the campus.
Nothing contained in this policy shall be construed to limit the legitimate exercise of free speech, including but not limited
to written, graphic or verbal expression that can reasonably be demonstrated to serve legitimate educational or artistic
purposes, nor shall this policy be construed to infringe upon the academic or artistic freedom of any member of the
University. Artistic expression in the classroom, studio, gallery and theater merits the same protection of academic freedom
that is accorded to other scholarly and teaching activities.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

8.3.1 The University community is one of inquiry and persuasion. An individual or group may protest, rally or demonstrate provided such protest or demonstration does not disrupt University operations or obstruct physical movement to, from, or within any place on the campus, including University property located off the main campus. While the campus must be open to the free exchange of ideas, the University may limit the time, place and manner of demonstrations. All members of the community are expected to conduct dialogues with dignity and courtesy. Organizers and participants must allow other community members freedom of movement on campus and the freedom to engage in the performance of their duties or the pursuit of their educational and co-curricular activities.

free inquiry

By August 28, 2013

The central purposes of a College are the pursuit of truth, the discovery
of new knowledge through scholarship, the teaching and general development
of students, and the transmission of knowledge and learning
to society at large. Free inquiry and free expression within the academic
community are indispensable to the achievement of these goals.