Freedom of Expression Statement

Champlain College's spirit of inquiry in the pursuit of knowledge supports the institution's culture of exploration with respect for diversity and a passion for an inclusive learning environment.

The college holds that its community, including, but not limited to, students, faculty, staff and invited visitors retain the right to freely express their ideas, so long as those forms of expression do not infringe on another's freedom to do so.

We believe that the commitment to engage in discomfort and controversy can promote opportunities for growth.

It is not the institution's purpose or duty to protect its constituents from conflict, but rather, to create conditions for debates and discussions to flourish.

(Adopted June 2017)