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Information and guidelines for our community and the public

The University of Oregon upholds the constitutional right to free speech and peaceful dissent. We also uphold the right for all our students to receive their education, to participate in and attend classes, and to do so safely and without harassment. This site is intended to provide students, parents, faculty, staff, and the public with information and resources related to speech, safety, relevant policy and guidelines.

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Free Speech Guidelines
This guide provides information and direction for exercising free speech on UO campuses within established rules and regulations.
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Safety and Planning
Our educational mission is our highest priority, which requires that we focus on the safety and wellbeing of our students and campus community. Guidelines and resources are in place to help ensure community safety.
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Report a Concern
Visit the Report a Concern website to quickly share concerns and issues with university officials.

Information and Sources on Free Speech

Freedom of Expression is rooted in the First Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights
The Oregon Constitution protects the right to "speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever." (Article I, Section 8)
The free and open exchange of ideas and information is fundamental to the educational mission of AAU universities.


The University of Oregon offers many resources to help students, faculty, and staff tend to their personal needs and to support our community members.


Stay Informed

A cross-functional team works with organizers and participants of demonstrations and observes free speech activity for the safety of the UO community. As needs arise, information about a specific event or situation will be shared with the campus community.