A Speaker's message is inappropriate or offensive
Is this guest’s message protected by the First Amendment?
Why are they allowed to be here?
A public university like Boise State is a public forum where free speech can occur. Nearly all speech, including speech that is annoying, rude, and offensive is protected by the First Amendment. Academic freedom is also at play here, which protects freedom of inquiry and research, freedom of teaching and freedom of expression and publication.
What can you do?
You can protest the guest speaker outside the building in a public area. You can use social media to protest and raise awareness about the speaker and your objections.
What can you NOT do?
You can’t disrupt the class or speaker. According to the Boise State student code of conduct, you have a responsibility not to disrupt class in expressing your views or in reacting to the views of others.