Custodian of Policy: VP Finance & Administration
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: United States Constitution – Amendment 1 http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am1.html
Minnesota State Policy 3.1 Student Rights & Responsibilities http://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/301.htmlEffective Date: October 2016Last Review: October 2016Next Review: 2023
Minnesota State University Moorhead directly follows the United States Constitution – Amendment 1 (below) and the Minnesota State Policy 3.1 Student Rights & Responsibilities found here: http://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/301.html
United States Constitution – Amendment 1
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am1.html
Speech That Is Not Protected
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution does not protect conduct that threatens the health, safety or welfare of persons. Any speech that inflicts or threatens harm, causes a breach of the peace, incites an individual(s) to commit a crime or causes panic is not considered protected speech. While the interpretation of these factors may be subjective, the University must reasonably act in order to protect the members of the University community and any University property.