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Freedom of speech at WSU

Washington State University is committed to preserving and protecting the rights of all students, faculty and staff to freedom of expression while abiding by federal and state laws, and policies established by the University.

WSU community members are urged to express their views in a respectful manner, and participate in civil discourse, in formal and informal settings.


Constructive dialogue and valuing diversity, a letter from WSU leadership

WSU Faculty Manual policy on Freedom of Expression and Accompanying Responsibilities

Facility use rules for first amendment/free speech activities

Discrimination statement and policy from the Office for Equal Opportunity

Provost’s blog post regarding political speech guidelines and policies

For more information:

Office of Internal Audit for guidance to individuals: (509) 335-5336

Office of the Attorney General for guidance to departments: (509) 335-2636

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