Free Speech and Expressive Activities

The University of Arkansas System recognizes the important role of intellectual freedom and free expression on campus, and it seeks to further the advancement of knowledge by means of research and discovery, teaching, and vigorous discussion of ideas. Students and faculty are free to discuss matters of public concern to the extent consistent with the First Amendment and the reasonable, content-neutral restrictions set forth in this policy and other University and campus policies.

The University of Arkansas System recognizes that individuals or groups may be opposed to certain expressive activities or speakers. Disagreement with diļ¬€erent opinions is acceptable; however, the use of violence (including threats of violence and unlawful harassment), violations of law, and violations of University policy are not consistent with creating an environment in which ideas can be discussed openly. An individual or group wishing to protest an expressive activity on campus is subject to the same standards as presenters. Individuals who choose to listen bear the responsibility of recognizing and honoring the right of free speech. On-campus protests and demonstrations that materially and substantially infringe upon the rights of others to engage in or listen to expressive activity are not permitted.  For more information, please see PCCUA Board Policy: