Freedom of Expression on Our Campus

These pages offer information about freedom of expression on Columbia's campuses, contentious speakers and campus safety. 

University Statements

Columbia’s leadership on robust protection for freedom of expression on campus, the contestation of ideas, and the Rules of University Conduct.

Safety on Campus

Columbia has an unfaltering commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and other community members at all times, including during protests and demonstrations.

Rules of University Conduct

The Rules of University Conduct strengthen the right of freedom of expression for every member of the University and the ability to openly demonstrate, rally, picket, and circulate petitions, while still protecting the rights of others and allowing the University to continue to function normally.

Campus Conversations

Campus conversations for students and community members from all Columbia schools, including discussion with faculty from multiple disciplines, hosted by The Office of University Life.

Related Reading and Resources

Columbia's Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy, and more.