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Committee for Open Expression

The University Senate Standing Committee for Open Expression is a working group of community members—faculty, staff, and students—who seek to promote and protect the rights of community members related to issues involving speech, debate, open expression, and protest. The Committee’s primary responsibilities involve educating and advising the Community about rights and responsibilities under this Policy and investigating alleged infringements of those rights through mediation and informal conflict resolution. Its additional responsibilities include mediating when possible during campus incidents in order to prevent conflicts and violations of the Policy, advising administrative officials when requested, and interpreting the Policy at the request of any member of the University community.

Filing a Concern with the Committee - The University Senate passed the Freedom of Open Expression policy on October 29, 2013. As such, we are still working with the Senate to identify and name members of the newly formed committee.  At that point, the committee will need a few weeks to develop an internal process to handle complaints.  For now, please direct any complaints or questions to the Division of Campus Life at or by calling (404) 727-4634.