Because the University is committed to free and open inquiry in all matters, it guarantees all members of the University community the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn.”

–Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago

 

FIRE offers the following resources for faculty members who would like to protect freedom of expression at their college or university. FIRE would be pleased to work with any faculty member who wishes to help reform their school’s speech codes, convince their institution to adopt a version of the Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago (the “Chicago Statement”), or otherwise improve the climate for free speech on campus. We hope the following resources will be helpful in that regard, and we hope you will contact us for assistance.

 

Free Speech Resources for Faculty

 

In a word, the University’s fundamental commitment is to the principle that debate or deliberation may not be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or even by most members of the University community to be offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed.”

–Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago