Freedom of Expression

The primary function of East Carolina University is the discovery, improvement, transmission, and dissemination of knowledge by means of research, teaching, discussion, and debate. To fulfill this function, the University must strive to ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The diverse ideas and opinions of members of the University Community will sometimes conflict. However, intellectual conflict may give rise to the theories and concepts that drive our society forward and must not be suppressed solely because they are thought by others to be offensive, unwise, immoral, disagreeable or wrongheaded.

East Carolina University Related Polices

University of North Carolina System Related Polices

State of North Carolina Related Polices

East Carolina University Freedom of Expression Staff

ECU Campus Wide
Paul H. Zigas, University Counsel & Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
Campus Deputy
Erik Kneubuehl, Associate Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs

Campus Resources

Central Reservations Office
(252) 328-4755
Reporting a Concern
(252) 328-4701
ECU Police
(252) 328-6787
Dean of Students Office
(252) 328-9297
Student Organizations
(252) 328-1808

Additional Resources

Campus Events:

University Calendar