Student Safety

The Student Life Free Expression team is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all student members of the university community exercising their right to free expression and dissent. Student Life Free Expression team members serve as neutral facilitators, maintaining a safe environment for dissenters to freely express their voices and opinions, while providing event organizers space to host an event without disruption.

Student Life Free Expression Team’s priorities when responding to protests include:

  • The physical safety of all members of the campus community
  • Use the lowest level of response appropriate to the situation
  • Listen to and engage with demonstrators about their concerns

Before, during, and after the event the Student Life Free Expression team and other relevant university offices will make risk and disruption assessments and regularly reassess to ensure the safety of everyone involved and the rest of the campus community.