Freedom of Expression

Colorado State University Pueblo considers freedom of discussion, inquiry, and expression to be consonant with the history and traditions of our country and a cornerstone of education in a free society. CSU Pueblo is committed not just to valuing and respecting diversity, but also to respecting diverse viewpoints. CSU Pueblo encourages members of the University community to engage in discussion, to exchange ideas and opinions, and to speak, write, and publish freely in accordance with the guarantees and limitations of our state and national constitutions.

Faculty and students have not only a right, but also a responsibility, to examine critically the insights, understandings, values, issues, and concerns which have evolved in the various areas of human activity. Accordingly, University-registered student organizations may extend invitations for guest lecturers, exhibitors, performers, and exhibitions of works of art with no restrictions of form or content other than those imposed by law and University policy. It is understood that inviting a speaker, performer, or exhibit does not imply concurrence of the University or of the sponsoring organization with the opinions, beliefs, or values expressed. In exercising their rights, members of the University community should understand that the public may judge the institution by their actions. Hence, they should at all times strive to be honest and accurate, exercise appropriate restraint, and show appropriate respect for the opinions of others.

Any members of the campus community (students, faculty, or staff) who feel that they have been treated unfairly because of their views or indelible traits should contact the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, the Office of Student Conduct, or the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.