“The UW System and Board of Regents strongly believe in the freedom of expression, and we want to do more to ensure every voice is heard.  It is critical to our mission and the Wisconsin Idea that different viewpoints are shared and examined.

“The Board of Regents has a responsibility to develop policies that will maintain an environment where civil discussions can occur as students learn, study, and prepare for their future.  We take this responsibility seriously and welcome input from our stakeholders, including the legislature, as we work to better protect freedom of expression on our campuses.”