Freedom of expression is a foundational guiding principle for an enduring democracy and is core to the mission of higher education. Today, universities across the country confront the challenge of maintaining a commitment to freedom of expression and inquiry while working to provide an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning and living environment for all students, as well as a welcoming and supportive environment for faculty and staff.

The Free Speech Committees are charged with developing a clear, consistent institutional voice and policies for Boston University on this issue. The work that these committees will undertake is complex, challenging, and, for many, deeply personal. Read the full committee charge.