free speech

  1. April 3, 2024

    Listening to feedback on the draft Disruptive Activity Policy

    President Santa J. Ono has emailed U-M faculty, staff and students with an update on the process for reviewing and considering feedback to the U-M’s proposed Disruptive Activity Policy.

  2. March 28, 2024

    FAQ – Disruptive Activity Policy Survey

    Frequently asked questions regarding the survey to gather input about the Draft Disruptive Activity Policy.

  3. March 27, 2024

    U-M requests feedback on proposed Disruptive Activity Policy

    The university is seeking feedback from the Ann Arbor campus community on a draft policy designed to address disruptions to university events and operations.

  4. January 16, 2024

    University adopts statement on diversity of thought, freedom of speech

    U-M has adopted principles on diversity of thought and free speech, “guided by the letter and spirit of the First Amendment” and “consistent with our commitment to nurturing a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.”

  5. January 15, 2024

    Board of Regents schedules special meeting for Jan. 16

    The Board of Regents will conduct a special meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 to vote on a statement regarding free speech. It follows a public feedback period on a draft statement of principles.

  6. November 12, 2023

    Academic freedom lecturer addresses censorship threats

    Jonathan Friedman of PEN America highlighted the impact on higher education of increased legislation censoring the teaching of race, gender and sexuality in public schools.

  7. October 19, 2023

    DRAFT: University of Michigan Principles on Diversity of Thought and Freedom of Expression

    Text of the statement outlining U-M’s principles on diversity of thought and freedom of expression.

  8. October 13, 2023

    President’s statement: Campus safety is our top priority

    In a message to the U-M community, President Santa J. Ono said that in the wake of Mideast violence, students, faculty, staff and visitors should be assured their safety is a top priority.

  9. March 14, 2022

    Palestinian discourse cited as example of free-speech erosion

    Censorship of discourse about Palestine on college campuses and elsewhere was the topic at U-M’s Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

  10. November 3, 2021

    U-M issues statement following classroom incident

    The university has issued a statement saying it strongly supports free speech and academic freedom, and also works hard to establish an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.