Free Speech

Michigan Technological University is a diverse scholarly community. This community requires an environment of trust and openness where productive work, teaching, and learning can thrive. 

At Michigan Tech we value all members of our community, we strive to create and sustain an inclusive and respectful atmosphere, and we take care of each other. We honor the exchange of free ideas, individual differences, and we respect free speech. 

The University community recognizes the necessity of protecting First Amendment rights and encouraging free speech. Our community also recognizes that certain conduct can threaten the mutual respect that is the foundation of scholarly communities. Our policies are intended to secure the freedom of expression guaranteed by the United States Constitution while maintaining the trust and mutual respect that are vital to a diverse university community. Michigan Tech follows the Chicago Principles.