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Adopt a College Free Speech Statement

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Ensure that freedom of expression is protected on your college campus! This toolkit has all of the information and resources you need to get a free speech policy statement adopted at your school and see to it that free speech and robust debate is made a priority on your campus. 

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Model Free Expression Resolution

Ensure that your school is the next to adopt a free speech statement! You can access sample student and faculty government resolutions in support of the adoption of the Chicago Statement here.

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Adopting the Chicago Statement

The “Chicago Statement” is a free speech policy statement that many universities have adopted, affirming their commitment to free expression. Learn more about the statement and about what you can do to have a free speech statement adopted at your school.

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Chicago Statement Endorsement Letter to University

Use this letter template to implore the administration at your alma mater to stand up for free speech and adopt the Chicago Statement. Most of the work is already done for you. Just fill in the information and send it out.

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Chicago Statement Endorsement Letter to Alma Mater

Use this letter template to implore the administration at your alma mater to stand up for free speech and adopt the Chicago Statement. Most of the work is already done for you. Just fill in the information and send it out.

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Toolkit for Campus Activism

In FIRE’s Commit to Expression toolkit for campus activism, you can find resources for ensuring your university commits to upholding the principles of freedom of expression and academic freedom. Use the materials in the toolkit to work toward getting your school to adopt a policy statement based on the University of Chicago’s “Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression” (better known as the “Chicago Statement”).

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