Ohio University interim freedom of expression policy adopted to comply with new state law – Ohio University

Posted: July 25, 2022 at 2:19 am

Published: July 23, 2022 Author: Staff reports

To ensure compliance with the Ohio Higher Education Reform Bill, Senate Bill 135, Ohio University President Hugh Sherman and Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs have signed into effect an interim Campus Freedom of Expression Policy, Policy 01.041.

As required by law, starting immediately the interim policy reaffirms Ohio Universitys commitment to maintaining our campus as a marketplace of ideas for all students and faculty and establishes a formal complaint process for students, student groups, or faculty to submit alleged free speech violations against university employees.

This interim policy is a temporary step while the University gathers feedback from students, faculty, and staff, following the policy review process as described in Preparation of Policies (Policy 01.001).

The interim policy supplements but does not replace the Universitys established Freedom of Expression policies, which were developed in 2018 through shared governance with input from our students, faculty, and staff.

For more information about Ohio Universitys commitment to freedom of expression, visit https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/expression.

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