Free Speech At Boise State

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Freedom of speech doesn’t mean that you can say whatever you want to say, like shouting “fire” in a crowded building. But it does mean that your right to say something is protected within certain limits. There may be consequences for saying some things, but you still have the right to say them.

Boise State University supports the rights of free expression and speech. In fact, the First Amendment forbids public entities from restricting or regulating expression because of its message or ideas.

Free speech at Boise State is only limited to avoid conflict with:

  • the normal uses of the campus
  • the rights of others
  • the limitations of lawful conduct

Learn more about your rights, expressing disagreement through assembly, reporting concerns below.

 

Know Your Rights

Boise State University supports the rights of free expression and speech, but there are limitations you must know.

Learn more about the First Amendment and its impact on an educational setting.

Learn more about the First Amendment at Boise State

Laws and Policies

Boise State recognizes and supports the rights of free expression and speech, and remains a place for the broadest expression of views.

Learn more about the Laws and Policies that protect freedom of speech and foster responsible instruction.

Learn more about Laws and Policies that protect freedom of speech

Use Your Voice

Boise State is public forum that allows free speech to occur. Learn about what you can and can not do to express your views.

Find out what you can do to express your views

Get Support

Learn more about how to report concerns and find help to cope with the discomfort that the free and open exchange of ideas can bring.

Find out how to Get Support
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