First Amendment and Free Speech: How will this play out on your campus?
Bristol Community College
Vice President of Students, Preparedness and Compliance
One of the bedrock principles of our country, Free Speech, has also been an important principles on our college campuses. In recent times that principle has found itself in the center of controversy. That controversy plays out without significant disruption or chaos most of the time. Increasingly though major disruption and even violence have resulted on our campuses when ideologies and opinions have clashed. This session will provide an overview of some of the legal tenets of Free Speech. It will also focus on several court cases and challenges ultimately resulting in rulings by the Supreme Court. Lastly, the session will help participants understand the delicate balance college officials must maintain in grappling with Free Speech issues.