As citizens, students of Ball State University enjoy the same basic rights and are bound
by the same responsibilities to respect the rights of others as all other citizens.
Among the basic rights are freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of peaceful
assembly and association, freedom of political beliefs, and freedom from personal force
and violence, threats of violence, and personal abuse.
Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the quest for truth, the development of students, and the general well-being of society. In the pursuit of these ends, all members of the college community have such basic rights as freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, freedom of personal beliefs, and freedom from personal force and violence, threats of violence and personal abuse. The exercise of such rights is subject to the college– obligation to maintain an atmosphere consistent with the purposes of academic freedom, social responsibility, and civil order.
Students have the right to free inquiry, expression, and association.
As citizens, students enjoy the same freedoms as are guaranteed by the Constitutions of
the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky and have the same duties and
responsibilities, as do other citizens.
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.
Academic freedom requires an environment where intellectual pluralism and the free expression of ideas are embraced. The University of Miami, as an institution dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and charged with the duty of educating young adults from around the world, is committed to supporting the values of free speech, the rights of assembly and free association, and other basic civil liberties.
[T]he University expects its students and all members of the University community to
respect the rights of others, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State
of Louisiana. These rights include: the right to due process of law, the right to individual dignity,
the right to property, the right to privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right of assembly
and petition, the right to vote, and freedom from discrimination.