Right of Free Expression

A Student has the right to engage in discussion, to exchange thought and opinion, to speak, write, or print freely on any subject, and to join associations in accordance with the guarantees of federal or state Constitutions.  Freedom of expression includes the right to picket or demonstrate for a cause, provided the Student:

  1. Acts in an orderly and peaceful manner;
  2. Does not interfere with normal UK operations;
  3. Complies with UK’s regulations governing the time, place, and manner of meetings, demonstrations, and other assemblies. (See Administrative Regulation 9:1 Regulations Governing Time, Place, and Manner of Meetings, Demonstrations, and Other Assemblies http://www.uky.edu/Regs/files/ar/ar9-1.pdf)

Students shall not be disciplined for speech protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  UK will endeavor, however, to balance students’ rights to free speech with other students’ rights to be free from threats and harassment.