at UC San Diego
Free expression is a cornerstone not only of the U.S. Constitution, but also of academic freedom. UC San Diego supports student expression, rights and responsibilities to move toward positive, educational use of Free Speech.
- Students, staff, and faculty who choose to participate in free expressive activity and are concerned for the immediate safety of themselves or others should call or text 9-1-1 and indicate their location on campus.
- For non-life threatening situations during expressive activity, please seek assistance from one of the Student Affairs Monitors (SAMs) wearing a bright yellow or orange vest.
- If you believe that you have experienced harassment or acts of discrimination during an expressive activity, please contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD).
- If you are unsure how to address your experience but would like to speak with someone, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs in your Undergraduate College or Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA).
We encourage UC San Diego community members to take action, to share their thoughts, ideals, and opinions and meet dissenting views with a variety of responses that promote community engagement.
The pursuit of knowledge cannot be carried out without the ability to explore and express all ideas freely and openly.