Freedom of Expression and Interest Policy

Owner: Dean of Students
Pertains to: All students
Description: Hamline students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately.
Details:

Hamline 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 all orderly means without interference from the university or any part of it so long as their activities do not interrupt the regular and essential business of the university, or interfere with the rights of any member of this community.

Students have the accompanying responsibility, in such circumstances, to conduct themselves with maturity, to respect the rights and opinions of others and, when conditions warrant, to avoid creating the impression that they speak for anyone but themselves.

Hamline students have the right to invite to the university and to hear any person of their own choosing free of censorship or interference from the university or any part of it. Such procedures of scheduling and making reservations as are in force exist only for the purpose of orderly assignment of facilities and adequate preparation for the event. They are not designed and will not be used to interfere with the students’ exercise of this right.

Students have the responsibility to conduct such events consistent with the nature and purpose of an university of higher education and to make it clear to all concerned that such freedom from censorship and control does not imply university approval or endorsement of the views expressed.