Freedom of Expression

Students who function and live in a university environment are encouraged to exercise freedom of expression and to participate responsibly in the freedoms of membership in a democratic society.  Every student has the right to express a personal opinion as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others, disrupt community or university events, or otherwise violate university policy, or local, state or federal laws. 

The University welcomes opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to come in direct contact with issues, candidates and the political process.  While the University does not endorse a specific political party or candidate(s), recognized campus organizations may present educational programs on campus that are consistent with the university’s mission and policies.  Such programs may include candidates and political party activities so long as the activities do not disrupt or obstruct university business.  All such activities must be scheduled in accordance with university guidelines and procedures. 

All university facilities, including materials, are to be paid for personally.  University stationery and envelopes are not to be used for private matters.