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Free Speech at Stanford
We believe that, rather than being in opposition, free expression and an inclusive culture are essential parts of the same whole. In a truly inclusive culture, everyone in our diverse community, from all backgrounds and perspectives, has a voice and feels empowered to participate in active debate.” — President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell

Advancing free speech and inclusion

November 7, 2017

How can Stanford best advance both our unwavering commitment to the free expression of ideas and our equally steadfast goal of an inclusive community. Read More

Expression and inclusion, part 2

February 13, 2018

Multiple recent incidents on campus underscore the depth of challenge we face in simultaneously ensuring inclusion and free expression. Read More

Stanford University policies related to free speech:

Stanford faculty experts

Learn about Stanford faculty experts on the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech.