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Trustees | Freedom of Expression

Trouble in the Dorms

A Guide to Residential Life Programs for Higher Education Trustees
October 1, 2009 Download PDF

This guide briefly retraces the rise of ideologically charged residential life programming on campuses and shows how such programs, despite their seemingly innocuous goals, in fact undercut the principles of rational inquiry that are foundational to the academic enterprise. It concludes by outlining the practical steps trustees should take to ensure that their institution’s housing programs respect student rights and suggests other more meaningful ways of engaging students.

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