Speakers Policy Statement

As an educational institution, the University community feels that a platform should be extended to outside guests invited by student organizations. The speaker will, in some instances, express philosophies that could be controversial in nature and not necessarily conforming to the views of a majority of our student body.

As an educational institution, we are also responsible to our students and to the community at large to maintain our reputation and good name. In those relatively few instances when a speaker's appearance on campus could reflect disadvantageously upon the University, an ad hoc all-University committee will be formed to weigh the effect upon the University. This will be done before the actual invitation is extended. The committee will consist of members representing, and selected by the administration, faculty and student body.

The decision rendered by the committee will be considered as representing the judgment of the academic community.