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Chicago Statement: University and Faculty Body Support

The “Chicago Statement” is a model free speech policy statement that many universities have adopted, affirming their commitment to free expression

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The following institutions or faculty bodies have adopted or endorsed the Chicago Statement or a substantially similar statement.

  1. Princeton University: Officially Adopted in April 2015.* 
  2. Purdue University System: Affirmed by the Board of Trustees in May 2015.
  3. Johns Hopkins University: Officially Adopted in September 2015.
  4. American University: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in September 2015.
  5. Chapman University: Officially Adopted in September 2015.
  6. Michigan State University: Officially Adopted in October 2015.
  7. University of Virginia College at Wise: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in November 2015.
  8. University of Wisconsin System: Affirmed by Board of Regents in December 2015.
  9. Washington and Lee University: Officially Adopted in December 2015.*
  10. University of Minnesota: Affirmed by Faculty Body in March 2016.
  11. City University of New York: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in March 2016.
  12. Denison University: Officially Adopted in April 2016.*
  13. Claremont McKenna College: Officially Adopted in May 2016.*
  14. University of Missouri System: Officially Adopted in Spring 2016.*
  15. The Citadel: Officially Adopted in June 2016.
  16. University of Southern Indiana: Officially Adopted in August 2016.
  17. Vanderbilt University: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in August 2016.
  18. Washington University in St. Louis: Officially Adopted in September 2016.*
  19. Columbia University: Officially Adopted in September 2016.*
  20. Northern Illinois University: Officially Adopted in October 2016.
  21. Eckerd College: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in Fall 2016.
  22. Franklin & Marshall College: Officially Adopted in February 2017.*
  23. University of Maine System: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in March 2017.
  24. University of Montana: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in May 2017.
  25. University of Denver: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in May 2017.
  26. Kenyon College: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in Spring 2017.
  27. Georgetown University: Officially Adopted in June 2017.
  28. State University of New York- University at Buffalo: Officially Adopted in August 2017.
  29. Ashland University: Officially Adopted in October 2017.*
  30. California State University Channel Islands: Officially Adopted in October 2017.
  31. University of North Carolina System: Affirmed by Board of Governors in December 2017.*
  32. University of Nebraska System: Affirmed by Board of Regents in January 2018.
  33. Middle Tennessee State University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in January 2018.
  34. Tennessee Technological University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in January 2018.
  35. Smith College: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in February 2018.
  36. Ohio Wesleyan University: Officially Adopted in April 2018.*
  37. Joliet Junior College: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in April 2018.
  38. Southern Utah University: Officially Adopted in May 2018.
  39. University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Officially Adopted in May 2018.*
  40. Gettysburg College: Affirmed by Board of Regents in May 2018.*
  41. Ranger College: Affirmed by Board of Regents in May 2018.
  42. University of Maryland: Officially Adopted in May 2018.*
  43. Utica College: Officially Adopted in May 2018.*
  44. George Washington University: Officially Adopted in June 2018.
  45. Kettering University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in June 2018.
  46. Ohio University: Officially Adopted in July 2018.*
  47. Suffolk University: Officially Adopted in July 2018.
  48. Arizona State University: Officially Adopted in August 2018.
  49. University of Colorado System: Affirmed by Board of Regents in September 2018.
  50. Colgate University: Officially Adopted in October 2018.*
  51. Brandeis University: Officially Adopted in October 2018.*
  52. University of Louisiana System: Officially Adopted in October 2018.
  53. Christopher Newport University: Officially Adopted in November 2018.
  54. George Mason University: Officially Adopted in November 2018.
  55. Louisiana State University System: Officially Adopted in November 2018.*
  56. South Dakota University System: Affirmed by Board of Regents in December 2018.
  57. University of Arizona: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in December 2018.
  58. Stetson University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in February 2019.*
  59. Clark University: Officially Adopted in February 2019.
  60. Nevada System of Higher Education: Affirmed by Board of Regents in March 2019.
  61. Cleveland State University: Officially Adopted in March 2019.*
  62. State University System of Florida: Affirmed by Board of Governors in April 2019.*
  63. Board of Regents, State of Iowa: Affirmed by Board of Regents in April 2019.*
  64. University of Toledo: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in April 2019.
  65. University of Akron: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in June 2019.*
  66. Miami University: Officially Adopted in July 2019.*
  67. Adrian College: Affirmed by Faculty Body in September 2019.
  68. Case Western Reserve University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in November 2019.
  69. Ball State University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in January 2020.
  70. Southern Methodist University: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in February 2020.
  71. Snow College: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in April 2020.
  72. University of Alabama System: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in June 2020.
  73. Jacksonville State University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in June 2020.
  74. Colorado Mesa University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in August 2020.
  75. Winthrop University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in August 2020.
  76. Jones County Junior College: Officially Adopted in August 2020.
  77. Boston University: Affirmed by Board of Trustees in October 2020.*
  78. University of Richmond: Officially Adopted in December 2020.*
  79. Kansas Board of Regents: Affirmed by Board of Regents in March 2021.
  80. University of Virginia: Affirmed by Board of Visitors in June 2021.*
  81. Bowling Green State University: Officially adopted in July 2021.
  82. St. Mary's University: Affirmed by Faculty Senate in September 2021.
  83. King University: Officially Adopted in February 2022.*
  84. University of Massachusetts Boston: Affirmed by the College of Science and Mathematics Faculty Senate in April 2022.
  85. DePauw University: Officially Adopted in May 2022.*
  86. Wright State University: Affirmed by the Board of Trustees in June 2022.*
  87. Youngstown State University: Affirmed by the Board of Trustees in June 2022.
  88. University of Cincinnati: Officially Adopted in July 2022.
  89. Shawnee State University: Affirmed by the Board of Trustees in July 2022.
  90. Ohio State University: Affirmed by the Board of Trustees in August 2022.
  91. Wheaton College: Officially Adopted in November 2022.
  92. University of Texas System: Affirmed by the Board of Regents in November 2022. 

*Indicates that multiple campus stakeholders approved this statement.