Statement | Freedom of Expression

Statement on Texas Board of Regents’ Adoption of the Chicago Principles

November 17, 2022 by ACTA

Today, the Texas Board of Regents exercised the highest level of academic leadership when it approved the recommendation of the Chancellor and his administrative team to adopt the University of Texas Commitment to Freedom of Speech and Expression.  Modeling its Statement of Commitment on the  now classic Chicago Statement on Freedom of Expression, the UT System join in a leadership position for other institutions throughout the nation to follow.  Clearly, the leadership of this great university system understands that the freedom to question, speak, debate and discuss is the very lifeblood of research and teaching, and it is the indispensable training for citizens of a free society.


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