Free Speech - University of Florida

A Message from the President

A Message from the President

“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.

Freedom of Speech

The University of Florida supports the First Amendment right to freedom of expression, including by peaceful and lawful protest. Accordingly...READ MORE


2018 PROVOST'S SYMPOSIUM

The Role of the University and UF Faculty in Addressing the Rise of Extremism on Campus and the Nation. READ MORE...


A CONVERSATION ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT

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. 

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UF COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATIONS' CLAY CALVERT FRANK LAMONTE EXPLAIN WHAT THE FIRST AMENDMENT COVERS IN TERMS OF FREE SPEECH

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Learn more about the First Amendment and controversial speakers on college campuses

Learn more about the First Amendment and controversial speakers on college campuses

A presentation on controversial speakers and the first amendment.

The First Amendment and Controversial Speakers
UF's tradition of inclusion and engagement

UF's tradition of inclusion and engagement

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
UF's Public Function Policy

UF's Public Function Policy

A comprehensive list of Public Function policies pertaining to the University of Florida.

Public Function Policy