“I urge our campus community to join together, respect one another and promote positive speech, while allowing for differing opinions...It is up to every student, faculty member, staff member, and myself to demonstrate our university values of respect and inclusion in all that we do. We have an opportunity to lead the way.”
-W. Kent Fuchs
The University of Florida is a premier university that the state, nation, and world look to for leadership. Goal 1 of UF’s strategic plan describes the University as an exceptional academic environment that reflects the breadth of thought essential for preeminence, achieved by a community of students, faculty, and staff who have diverse experiences and backgrounds.
UF faculty including Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communications and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida, discuss raising awareness of First Amendment issues in an event hosted by UF’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service, UF’s Office of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at UF’s College of Journalism and Communications and the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the UF Levin College of Law.
To watch the archived event, CLICK HERE.
A presentation on controversial speakers and the first amendment.The First Amendment and Controversial Speakers
Learn about some of the best practices designed to create a more inclusive environment already in place at the University of Florida.Inclusion and Engagement
A comprehensive list of Public Function policies pertaining to the University of Florida.Public Function Policy