Freedom of speech is a bedrock principle of our community and essential to our core educational mission as a university– it is reflected in our history, policies and practices.
The university’s Standard Practice Guide reaffirms our commitment to free speech. It states, in part, that “expression of diverse points of view is of the highest importance, not only for those who espouse a cause or position and then defend it, but also for those who hear and pass judgment on that defense. The belief that an opinion is pernicious, false, or in any other way detestable cannot be grounds for its suppression.”
Feedback submitted on this site requires a U-M unique name and password and will be published publicly with associated information (first, last name) of the author. Feedback on previously published submissions or submissions that violate any of the following guidelines will be not published:
- The use of obscene, threatening, discriminatory, libelous or harassing language.
- Ad hominem attacks or off-topic comments.
- Disclosure of information that is confidential by law or regulation.
- Comments advocating illegal activity or violent actions.
- Advertisement or promotion of commercial products, services, entities or individuals.
- Endorsement or opposition of any person campaigning for election to a political office, or promoting or opposing any ballot proposal.
- Duplicative submissions by the same user or submissions made in response to previously published feedback.
Each feedback submission will be reviewed and an overall summary of the community feedback will be shared with the president as part of the Committee’s final recommendation.
The U-M community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) is invited to leave feedback, which will be published on the page where it was submitted. Anyone who wishes to submit feedback for consideration, but does not want their submission to be published online, may do so via email or U.S. mail.
Professor Terrence McDonald
President’s Advisory Committee on University History
2074 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
The full review process and principles used in considering requests, as well as, the specific steps that will be taken when requests are submitted are also available online.
Questions? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org