freedom of inquiry

By August 28, 2013

1. 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 which do not disrupt the
regular and essential operation of the institution. It should be made clear to the academic and the larger community
that in their public expressions or demonstrations students and/or student organizations speak only for themselves
and are bound by standards of conduct published by the university.
2. Any segment of the academic community is free to invite and to hear any personality and idea presented in the
university forum. It must be made clear to the academic and larger community that such sponsorship of speakers
does not imply approval or endorsement of the views expressed, either by the sponsoring group or by Loyola.
3. It is incumbent upon the academic community to insure that the university forum is neither disregarded nor taken
lightly since the forum reflects on every member of the academic community. The procedures designed by the
academic community should insure the orderly scheduling of facilities and adequate preparation for the event so
that each occasion is conducted in a manner appropriate to the academic community. The institutional control of
campus facilities will not be used as a device of censorship. The Standing Committee on Student Rights,
Freedoms, and Responsibilities shall be the board of appeal on action taken under this section.

Freedom of Inquiry

By August 28, 2013

9. Central Missouri State University 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 print freely on any subject, in accordance with the
guarantees of Federal or State constitutions. This principle is the cornerstone of
education in a democracy.