BOARD POLICY SERIES NUMBER: 1055

TITLE: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

PURPOSE

LBCC and the LBCC Board of Education believe that freedom of expression is essential to the fulfillment of our mission, values, and goals. The purpose of this policy is to affirm and guide our deep commitment to free expression.

STATEMENT

The Board of Education directs the President to establish content neutral Administrative Rules, Codes of Conduct, and procedures and practices that establish allowable time, place and manner of free expression that supports the mission and the learning activities of the college. We believe that engaging with individuals and groups with beliefs and perspectives different from our own is a learning experience that enhances our understanding of the world and ourselves. We believe that as an inclusive college, LBCC commits to protecting and creating the opportunity for expression by all of us in a manner that fosters inquiry, debate, and understanding. We accept that we will encounter expression that may create a wide range of feelings, including discomfort, anger, frustration, and offense. We value the learning experience that results from thoughtful engagement with all protected expression, knowing free expression is necessary for accomplishing our mission and sustaining our values.

DATE OF ADOPTION: 11/22/2017

DATE OF REVISION:

DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 4/17/19

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