Iowa State University embraces its role as a First Amendment campus and is committed to the constitutional protections of free expression. The protections afforded by the First Amendment are core values of Iowa State and fundamental to the university’s mission to create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

Board of Regents Policy on Free Expression 

The Board of Regents is committed to the principles of free expression embodied in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Iowa. Any member of the campus community who believes their right to free speech or expression has been violated may file a complaint with the Executive Director of the Board of Regents as outlined in their policy

Upcoming event

Iowa State students, faculty and staff are invited to attend "Policy Challenges for Iowa and the Nation: A Discussion Series," sponsored by the Iowa Board of Regents. The three-part series -- held Sept. 22, Oct. 14 and Nov. 10 -- will be livestreamed, covering issues such as free speech and social media.