Important Resources

BOG Statement of Free Expression

"The State University System of Florida and its twelve public postsecondary institutions adopt this Statement on Free Expression to support and encourage full and open discourse and the robust exchange of ideas and perspectives on our respective campuses..."

Read the full statement here.

Related Resources

Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) 

See all current CBAs and updates here.

Policies and Procedures

USF Policy 10-050: Academic Freedom and Responsiblity

USF Policy 6-028: Events, Signage, and Space Management, ensuring compliance with Florida’s Campus Free Expression Act (Section 1004.097, Florida Statutes).

USF Faculty Handbook, affirming the principles of academic freedom, constructive disagreement, open debate, and civility

USF Strategic Plan Documents

USF Strategic Plan, outlining the University's core values, including “Inquiry through . . . Collegiality, collaboration, academic freedom, viewpoint diversity, and an institutional commitment to the open exchange of ideas, divergent opinions and philosophies, rigorous debate, grounded in the principles of civil discourse, and professional responsibility.”