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Free Speech

UC Riverside Values Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech and expression are values that UC Riverside (UCR) respects and encourages. This includes opinions that challenge and encourage robust debate, action, and inquiry. The safety of our community is tandem with the right to free expression and UCR will ensure that both are treated fairly.

While encountering differing opinions is challenging, we encourage students, staff, faculty, and members of the public to remember our Principles of Community when engaging with one another. As a public university, UCR values the educational and social opportunities for growth when freedom of expression is fully realized.

Please review the contents of this website for more information about how UCR respects and upholds the right to free speech and expression.