Freedom of Expression

The University of Nebraska honors the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and has long dedicated itself to the free exchange of ideas. The purpose of this policy is to articulate, clarify and underscore that long-standing commitment in a manner that furthers both freedom of expression and the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service. The first section of this policy sets forth the University’s and the Board of Regents’ commitment to the tenets of Free Expression; the second section provides a framework for campuses to provide what are referred to as “facilities use plans” or programs applicable to particular spaces and resources on their campuses, consistent with that commitment, the law, and the University’s mission; and the final section is a mandate for education with respect to the rights surrounding the First Amendment.  

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Adopted by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on December 4 2020 (RP 6.4.10).