The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Freedom of Speech, Expression and Assembly

Freedom of speech, expression, and assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are central to the mission of UTRGV. Students, faculty, and staff have the right to assembly, speak, and attempt to attract the attention of others, and corresponding rights to hear the speech of others when they choose to listen, and ignore the speech of others when they choose not to listen. These activities, however, are subject to the well-established rights of colleges and universities to regulate time, place, and manner so that these activities do not intrude upon or interfere with the academic programs, administrative processes, or other authorized activities of UTRGV. 

Please refer to the frequently asked questions and ADM 02-300 Speech, Expression and Assembly for the official university policy. A print copy of the policy may be requested through the Office of the Dean of Students at