Ohio State adopts policy affirming commitment to free speech

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Ohio State University has doubled down on its commitment to promoting free speech on campus – regardless of its content.

The Board of Trustees recently approved an interim campus free speech policy, aligning Ohio State with a state law requiring public universities to reaffirm the principles of free speech. The policy also creates a process through which university-affiliated people can file a complaint about alleged violations of the policy.

“As a land-grant institution, The Ohio State University takes seriously its role in promoting and supporting public discourse,” the policy reads. “We are steadfastly committed to protecting the First Amendment right to free speech and expression on our campuses.”

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