Freedom of Expression

Support of any cause by demonstration or other orderly means, including picketing and other forms of peaceful protest, is permitted on College premises so long as it does not disrupt the operation of the College, jeopardize its legal status, interfere with entrances to and exits from College facilities, interrupt classes, interfere with other normal day-to-day activities of the College, or cause damage to property. The College may call upon local law enforcement bodies to remedy violations covered by this paragraph. In addition, the College may choose to impose its own disciplinary sanctions.

Discussion and expression of all views relevant to the subject matter are permitted in the classroom, subject only to the responsibility of the instructor to conduct his or her course. It is expected that he or she will exercise that responsibility with reason and restraint and within the confines of academic freedom for students and faculty alike. See the Statement on Discrimination and Academic Freedom for further discussion of the College’s position on these issues.

Students, groups, and campus organizations may invite and hear any person of their own choosing, subject only to the requirements for the use of College facilities.

No individual or group may prevent or attempt to prevent a student from interviewing on campus with any graduate or professional school or other legal employer desiring to recruit at the College.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees June 17, 1993, upon recommendation of the College Council.

For: Students, Staff, Faculty

Last Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Maintained by: President's Office