Student speech and protest, civic engagement and activism are important aspects of campus life. Institutions of higher education have a responsibility to support the First Amendment rights of all campus community members and to fairly enforce campus free expression policy. Part of this responsibility includes educating all campus stakeholders on the First Amendment and campus policies as well as where there are limitations on free expression, in order to avoid unnecessary conflict or distrust.

To help campuses design effective ways to educate students about their free expression rights, we have compiled the following resources and examples:

Lesson Plans and Modules on Free Expression and the First Amendment 

Free Speech Education Programs

Examples of Effective Free Expression Informational Websites

Related Resources

Civil Discourse Resources

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