free speech

By August 28, 2013

While strongly condemning discrimination, Colorado
College also affirms the principle that an academic
environment is necessarily an arena in which
controversial points of view may be freely expressed.
Freedom of thought and expression is essential to any institution of higher education. Such institutions
exist not only to transmit existing knowledge but
also to expand that knowledge by testing the old
and proposing the new. This mission often inspires
vigorous debate on social, religious, economic, and
political issues that arouse the strongest passions.
On a campus that is free and open, no idea can be
banned or forbidden. No viewpoint or message may
be deemed so hateful that it may not be expressed. Nothing in this Anti-Discrimination Policy should be construed to interfere with the academic freedom of all persons at the college to express and debate diverse ideas. Persons who object to the expression of certain ideas should generally counter with refutation, not demands for sanctions or disciplinary action against the person who has expressed the controversial ideas.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Carnegie Mellon University values the freedoms of speech, thought, expression and assembly-in themselves and as part of our core educational and intellectual mission. If individuals are to cherish freedom, they must experience it. The very concept of freedom assumes that people usually choose wisely from a range of available ideas and that the range and implications of ideas cannot be fully understood unless we hold vital our rights to know, to express, and to choose. The university must be a place where all ideas may be expressed freely and where no alternative is withheld from consideration. The only limits on these freedoms are those dictated by law and those necessary to protect the rights of other members of the University community and to ensure the normal functioning of the University.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Above all, every member of the university has an obligation to permit free expression in the university. No member has a right to prevent such expression. Every official of the university, moreover, has a special obligation to foster free expression and to ensure that it is not obstructed.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

An environment of free and honest inquiry is essential to the functioning and the mission of the university. The board and the university therefore acknowledge, affirm, and espouse the right of freedom of speech as guaranteed in the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Alaska. The essential purpose of the university is to engage in the pursuit of truth, the advancement of learning and the dissemination of knowledge. To achieve this purpose, all members of the university must be assured of the constitutionally protected right to question, speculate, and comment, as well as the right to criticize the university and society at large.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

In accordance with the state and federal Constitution and university policy, the university
recognizes the rights of all students to engage in discussion, to express thoughts and opinions,
and to assemble, speak, write, publish or invite speakers on any subject without university
interference or fear of university disciplinary action.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Expression of diverse points of view is of the highest importance, not only for those who espouse a cause or position and then defend it, but also for those who hear and pass judgment on that defense. The belief that an opinion is pernicious, false, or in any other way detestable cannot be grounds for its suppression.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

ASU is also strongly committed to academic freedom and free speech. Respect for these rights requires that it tolerate expressions of opinion that differ from its own or that it may find abhorrent.
These values of free expression justify protection of speech that is critical of diversity and other principles central to the University’s academic mission.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

The faculty and Corporation, in 1966, adopted the following statement of principles regarding academic freedom and freedom of expression:

“Academic freedom is essential to the function of education and the pursuit of scholarship in universities. Therefore, Brown University, mindful of its historic commitment to scholarship and to the free exchange of ideas, affirms that faculty and students alike shall enjoy full freedom in their teaching, learning, and research. Brown University also affirms that faculty and students shall have freedom of religious belief, of speech, of press, of association and assembly, of political activity inside and outside the University, the right to petition authorities, public and university, to invite speakers of their choice to the campus and that students and faculty as such should not be required to take any oath not required of other citizens. The time, place and manner of exercising these rights on campus shall be subject to reasonable regulation only to prevent interference with the normal functions of the University.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Students at the College have the same rights and protections under the Constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey as other citizens. These rights include freedom of expression, press, religion, and assembly. The College has a tradition of student activism and values freedom of expression, which includes voicing unpopular views and dissent.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

All University members may engage in discussion; exchange thought and opinion; and speak, write, or print freely on any subject in accordance with Federal or State constitutions. This broad principle is the cornerstone of education in a democracy. Colorado State University values and respects diversity including political, philosophical and cultural viewpoints.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Guaranteeing the rights of free speech and peaceable assembly is a basic requirement for any academic community. In addition, expressions of support or protest by members of the campus community which do not infringe upon the rights of others are encouraged.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Free speech and peaceful assembly are rights of citizens and are fundamental to the University as a center for open inquiry in the search for knowledge and insight. The University is strongly committed to the protection of these rights for all members of the campus community.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

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

free speech

By August 28, 2013

This University exists to provide an opportunity for education to enable students to live a more perceptive and fulfilling life. Its aim is to inspire them in creative and critical thinking and to encourage them to contribute their ideas for the improvement of the society in which they live.

Basic to the achievement of these purposes is freedom of expression and communication.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Free speech is a constitutional right in a democratic society and a cornerstone of intellectual life at Bowdoin. Members of the college community are encouraged to express their views on all matters including controversial, political issues in the public domain. Preservation of freedom of speech is a primary task of the College; the right to express both popular and unpopular views is to be protected.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

When an allegation of harassment rests upon the content of oral, written, or symbolic speech, it falls within this definition only if 1) the content consists of those personally abusive epithets which are inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction, 2) the content is a serious expression of an intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular individual or group of individuals, or 3) the content is a threat to a person or group of persons with the intent of placing the victim in fear of bodily harm or death. Conduct that constitutes a protected exercise of an individual’s rights under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution (and related principles of academic freedom) shall not be deemed a violation of this policy.

Free Speech

By August 28, 2013

It is assumed that the student as a citizen has the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, freedom of political beliefs, and freedom from personal force and violence, threats of violence and personal abuse.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

The following enumeration of basic rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights and privileges retained by students in their capacity as members of the student body or as citizens of the community at large:
1. The right of free inquiry, expression, and/or assembly.

free speech

By August 28, 2013

Tufts believes free inquiry and expression are indispensable in attaining the goals of the university. Toward this end, Tufts encourages members of the university community to develop the ability to exercise critical judgment, and supports the rights of individuals to express their views and opinions.