Freedom of Inquiry and Expression

Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. They are free to support causes by orderly means that do not disrupt the regular and normal operation of the institution and that comply with the regulations relating to student activities and conduct. At the same time it should be made clear that in their public expressions, these students or student organizations speak only for themselves and not for the institution.

Recognized student organizations will be allowed to invite and to hear any person of their choosing when the purpose of such an invitation is consistent with the aims of the organization. Any student whose exercise of free speech addresses or is reasonably likely to address three or more individuals must utilize the free speech area for speeches, programs, demonstrations, or other demonstrative forms of protected speech.

For more detailed information on free speech dissemination, please contact the Director of The Office of Student Life at 214-860-8685.