Michigan State is wholly dedicated to freedom of speech, not just as a public institution, but as an institution of higher education. Here, ideas—not people—are meant to clash and to be evaluated based on their merits.

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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the government –including governmental entities such as state universities like Michigan State – from interfering with freedom of speech. Learn more.

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Michigan State University, like all academic institutions, exists for the advancement of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students, and the promotion of the general well-being of society. A critical component for the attainment of these goals is the freedom of expression. Learn more.