Free Speech and Expressive Activities
Bowling Green State University exists to create and share knowledge, promote open debate and dialogue, and be a place where multiple views and perspectives can be weighed and considered. At times, the University must allow speech on our campuses that may not align with our values of fostering a campus environment of diversity and inclusion. As a public University, we are committed to freedom of expression and the rights protected by the First Amendment.
According to the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.
The Office of the Dean of Students coordinates the Expressive Event Team, which may respond to expressive activities to affirm our commitment to free speech and expression while also supporting our students, faculty, and staff who may have questions or concerns.
Please direct inquires about free speech and expression to the Office of the Dean of Students at (419) 372-2843.