Academic Freedom

College and University students are both citizens and members of the academic community. As citizens, students should enjoy the same freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition that other citizens within the University mission enjoy; and as members of the academic community, students are subject to the obligations which accrue to them by virtue of this membership. Faculty members and administration officials should ensure that institutional powers are not employed to inhibit such intellectual and personal development of students as is often promoted by their exercise of the rights of citizenship both on and off campus. (Adapted from the 1992 American Association of University Professor’s statement on Student Rights and Freedom).