Free Speech, Expression and Assembly

The rights of individuals and groups to express a wide variety of ideas and views on campus is foundational to our democratic system and core to the university’s mission.

Freedoms of Speech, Expression and Assembly

The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Policies and Procedures

In order to provide a conducive environment for learning and research, the university places certain restrictions on the various locations, times and ways in which speech occurs.

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Support Services

Are you looking for advice or more information on how to share your ideas with the campus community? View a list of departments which can support you.

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Frequently asked questions