We recently discussed the courageous stand of the University of Chicago against the growing speech codes and “safe spaces” in campuses around the country. Now, Purdue University has taken its own stand in favor of free speech in adopting “the Chicago principles.”
Purdue asked its students not to go through microaggression training or cultural sensitivity courses but a program on free speech and academic freedom that showed “the value and importance of robust speech and debate on campus.”
Purdue guaranteed that those on its campus will enjoy “the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn.” It also unequivocally declared that “it is not the proper role of the University to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive.”
Bravo Purdue Bravo.