HEI’s are dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge. Their members enjoy certain rights and privileges essential to these twin objectives. Central among these rights and privileges is the freedom, within the law, to pursue what seem to them fruitful avenues of inquiry; to teach and to learn unhindered by external or non-academic constraints; and to engage in full and unrestricted consideration of any opinion. This freedom extends not only to members of the HEI’S but to all who are invited to participate in its forum. All members of the HEI’s must recognize this fundamental principle and must share responsibility for supporting, safeguarding and preserving this central freedom. Behavior which obstructs free and full discussion, not only of ideas which are safe and accepted but of those which may be unpopular or even abhorrent, vitally threatens the integrity of the HEI and cannot be tolerated.
- 26 Nov