Proposed CUNY Expressive Speech Policy

Proposed CUNY Expressive Speech Policy

At their November meeting, the CUNY Board of Trustees will consider an “expressive speech policy” that appears to broadly curtail student and staff ability to publicize their concerns. The University Faculty Senate’s Academic Freedom Committee will also be giving a report on the policy at their plenary tomorrow night.

You may be interested to see that the policy is so broadly worded that things such as “shouting” (principle 3.3) may result in expulsion from the university.

In addition, demonstrations “must give notice” in advance to the college’s Director of Public Safety, who reserves the right to refuse permission to the demonstration. (2.2)

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