Membership in the University of Pennsylvania community affords every student certain rights that are essential to the University’s educational mission and its character as a community: … The right to freedom of thought and expression.
You have the right to freedom of expression, and you are expected to exercise regard
for the rights and sensitivities of others.
The primary function of a university is to discover and disseminate knowledge by means of research and teaching. To fulfill this function, a free interchange of ideas is necessary not only within the university but also with the larger society. At the University of Chicago, freedom of expression is vital to our shared goal of the pursuit of knowledge.
Any person at Smith College is free to express opinions and support causes by orderly means that do not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the institution. To this end, all members of the Smith community are obligated to provide, protect and promote the free exchange of ideas in every form on the Smith College campus.
A student, while properly enrolled at the institution, will have the right to the following institutional services, treatment and information:
A. Free and open discussion, inquiry and expression, subject to constitutional limitations regarding time, place and manner.
G. Full protection under the Constitution for freedom of the press, including constitutional limitations on prior restraint and censorship.
Students are guaranteed freedom of inquiry and expression.
Freedom of expression and an open environment within which to pursue scholarly inquiry and to share information are encouraged, supported, and protected at Dartmouth. … Censorship is not compatible with the goals of Dartmouth.
Students and student organizations shall be free to discuss all questions,
to express opinions publicly or privately, and to support causes by
orderly means insofar as such actions do not obstruct or disrupt the
regular and essential operations of the college.
The University of Vermont considers freedom of inquiry and discussion essential to a
student’s educational development. Thus, the University recognizes the right of all
students to engage in discussion, to exchange thought and opinion, and to speak, write, or
publish freely on any subject, in accordance with the guarantees of the United States and Vermont constitutions. This broad principle is the cornerstone of education in a
democracy. Student groups may freely select persons they wish to invite as guest
speakers or performers. There are no restrictions on the points of view expressed by
speakers other than those imposed by federal or state law. The invitation to an outside
speaker does not imply approval or sponsorship of his/her views by the University or by
the group inviting that individual.
Students have certain rights as members of the University community in addition to those constitutional and statutory rights and privileges inherent from the State of Utah and the United States of America. Nothing in this document shall be construed so as to limit or abridge students’ constitutional rights. … Students have a right to examine and communicate ideas by any lawful means. Students will not be subject to academic or behavioral sanctions because of their constitutionally protected exercise of freedom of association, assembly, expression and the press.
Due to the University’s commitment to freedom of speech and expression, harassment is more than insensitivity or conduct that offends or creates an uncomfortable situation for certain members of the community.
The University values and embraces the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, and freedom of expression, all of which must be vitally sustained in a community of scholars.
The central purposes of a University are the pursuit of truth, the discovery of new knowledge through scholarship and research, 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.
Clark University students have the rights to express their ideas, thoughts and opinions, both individually and in manners of forum or protest, without fear of censure or retribution from members of the Clark University community.
[S]tudents are encouraged to openly express their views and opinions.
The rights of free inquiry and free expression, both public and private, are essential to the learning process and must be protected by the responsible and mutually supporting efforts of all segments of the University community. These rights shall not be infringed upon.
As members of the University Community, all students are guaranteed freedom of expression, inquiry and assembly, the right to form a student government, organize groups, to join associations in support of any cause or common interest, and to peacefully protest, provided that, such activity is conducted in a legal manner, is in accord with University regulations, and does not abridge the rights of others.
The encouragement of freedom of
speech and expression is highly valued
by the University.
The members of the College community, as individuals, shall enjoy all rights, privileges, and immunities guaranteed every citizen of the United States and the commonwealth of Virginia.
By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
A student has the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas, and there shall be no University policy that in any way abridges the rights of free inquiry, expression, assembly, and procedural due process.
Freedom of expression does not include the right to intentionally and maliciously aggravate, intimidate, ridicule or humiliate another person.
Students have the right to express their ideas, thoughts, and opinions without fear of censure or retribution. Students have the right to state and exercise their beliefs including but not limited to religious, political and social beliefs, and students have the right to associate with or create organizations in accordance with these beliefs. As a result, students have the right to have their classroom performance evaluated solely on an academic basis, and not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards.
The policies of Saint Xavier University do not restrict the rights and privileges of faculty, staff, students, and recognized campus organizations to express their opinions freely, and the University is committed to preserving and encouraging a diversity of point-of-view and political opinion.
Individual students and student organizations shall be free to examine and to discuss all questions of interest to them
and to express opinions publicly and privately. They shall be free to support causes by orderly means that do not
substantially disrupt the regular and essential operation of the institution. Students shall be free to take reasoned
exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they
are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled.
All students, as members of the University community, shall have the following rights. This should not be construed to deny any other rights which students enjoy in their capacity as members of the student body or as citizens of the community at large:
1. Freedom of expression and assembly subject to the limitations of this code and other University regulations and policies.
System administrators will not remove any information from individual accounts or from electronic bulletin boards unless the information involves illegality, endangers computing resources or the information of others, is inconsistent with the general mission of the university, or creates a substantial risk of liability for the university.
The University of Dayton cherishes freedom of expression, the diversity of values and perspectives inherent in an academic institution, the right to acknowledgment, and the value of privacy for all members of the UD community.
This definition is not intended to limit the free exchange of opinions or the vigorous debate of ideas. All members of the college community are entitled to use speech to convey disagreement, agreement, inquiry or commentary in keeping with the principles underlying constitutionally protected free expression. In particular, speech that is related to or uttered in connection with academic affairs or the expression of non-anonymous opinions in classrooms, open forums, papers, newspapers or pamphlets will not constitute sexual harassment under (3) above unless it is so severe or pervasive as to interfere unreasonably with an individual’s work or academic performance or unreasonably create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or academic environment.
The University and its community exist for the pursuit of truth, the exchange of knowledge, the
intellectual development of students, and the general good of society. Freedom of inquiry and
expression are inextricably bound with these goals.
A student shall have the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas, and there shall be no university rule or administrative policy that in any way abridges the rights of freedom of speech, expression, petition and peaceful assembly as set forth in the U.S. Constitution.