TUCSON – President Robert C. Robbins made a statement Thursday, in regards to free speech on the University of Arizona campus.
“The University of Arizona has a rich history of protecting free expression that includes deploying trained staff to help with free speech activities across the entire campus of the university, a student-focused educational initiative on the importance of free expression and holding a national conference on constitutional issues in higher education for the last four years. “In the last few months, the Arizona Faculty Senate adopted the University of Chicago’s principles for freedom of expression and the university earned a ‘green light’ rating for our support of free speech from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. FIRE’s green light rating is the highest recognition they give for protecting free expression, held by fewer than 50 institutions around the country.”
This statement comes after President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier Thursday afternoon aimed at improving transparency and promoting free speech on college campuses.