Statements on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom
The following are selected statements from universities, university leaders and associations of major research universities in support of freedom of expression on university campuses.
- University of Maryland – College Park – Letter from President Wallace Loh on Freedom of Speech (January 26, 2017)
- Purdue University – Interview with President Mitch Daniels on Academic Freedom (January 5, 2017)
- University of Oregon – Statement on Free Expression on Campus (October 2016)
- University of Chicago – Letter to Incoming Freshmen (August 2016)
- University of Chicago – Statement on Freedom of Expression
- Purdue University – Statement on Commitment to Freedom of Expression
- Princeton University – Statement on Freedom of Expression (Section 1.1.3)
- Johns Hopkins University – Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom
- American University – Faculty Senate Resolution on Freedom of Expression
- Michigan State University – President’s Statement on Free Speech Rights and Responsibilities
- University of Minnesota – Faculty Committee supports a strong statement on freedom of speech (March 10, 2016)
Statements Opposing or Rejecting Divestment Resolutions
The following are selected statements from college and university leaders in opposition to divestment from Israel.
- Jane Close Conoley, President of California State University – Long Beach, Statement of President Jane Close Conoley (April 26, 2017)
- Anthony Monaco, President of Tufts University, Statement of President Anthony Monaco (April 10, 2017)
- Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota, Statement of President Eric Kaler (March 7, 2016)
- Catherine Hill, President of Vassar College, President Hill affirms that Vassar does not support BDS movement (March 3, 2016)
- Michael J. Garanzini, President of Loyola University Chicago, Endorsing a Community of Dialogue, An Open Letter to the Loyola Community (April 2015)
- John Hennessy, President of Stanford University, President John Hennesy statement to Faculty Senate (February 19, 2015)
- University of California Statement on Divestment (May 12, 2010)
Statements Opposing Academic Boycotts of Israel
The following are selected statements from college and university leaders in opposition to academic boycotts of Israel.
- UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy’s Statement on BDS and Academic Boycotts (May 4, 2016)
- Statement by NYU President Andrew Hamilton on Grad Union Boycott Vote (April 25, 2016)
- Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken on Graduate Center Boycott Resolution (April 15, 2016)
- Association of American Universities (AAU) – AAU Board Reaffirms Opposition to Israel Boycott (January 14, 2016)
- AAU Statement on Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions (December 20, 2013)
- APLU Statement in Opposition to Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions (January 2, 2014)
- Statement from Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie on Proposed Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions (December 23, 2013)
Statements on Disruptions of Speakers Perceived as Pro-Israel
The following are selected statements from college and university leaders in opposition to disruptions of pro-Israel speakers.
- Les Wong, President of San Francisco State University, Statement on Nir Barkat Disruption (April 7, 2016)
- Gregory L. Fenves, President of the University of Texas–Austin, Statement on University Review of Nov. 13 Incident (March 9, 2016)
- Randy L. Diehl, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas–Austin, Statement Regarding Nov. 13 On-Campus Incident (November 23, 2015)
- David Wippman, Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, Statement on Moshe Halbertal Disruption (November 4, 2015)
- Mark G. Yudof, President of the University of California, Open Letter to the UC Community (March 8, 2012)
- Michael V. Drake, Chancellor of the University of California–Irvine, statement on disruption of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren (February 8, 2010)
Statements on Anti-Semitism and Intolerance
The following are selected statements from college and university leaders on anti-Semitism and intolerance on university campuses.