The University of Vermont functions within the rules governing a larger society. It was, like other higher education institutions, created for a special purpose: the facilitation of learning and teaching. It follows that the University's policies must conform to the law as well as take account of the particular role of educational institutions.
Listed below are links to University policies that guide our community regarding freedom of expression within the boundaries of lawful behavior and university policy :
|UVM Freedom of Expression Policies|
Fundamental to our philosophy is our firm belief that rights guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, including rights to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association must be protected on the campus as elsewhere, and that local, state, and federal laws must prevail on the campus.
--Policy Statement, The University of Vermont Campus Demonstration Policy (PDF)