UT Celebrates Free Speech

UT Celebrates Free Speech Week. Hand with Hook 'em hand sign in talk bubble with USA flag in background

A message from President Jay Hartzell

“The freedom to speak, think and express is at the very heart of any world-class academic institution. If we, at The University of Texas at Austin, are to lead society forward by educating new generations of talented students and discovering new knowledge, we must bring together a wide range of perspectives, viewpoints and voices to do so. It is only through discourse — and occasionally, hard conversations and vigorous debate — that we can find common ground and make progress together.”

-President Jay Hartzell

During this week, UT will celebrate a commitment to free speech and demonstrate how diverse perspectives are welcomed on campus and are integral to the educational environment.