The First Amendment Conversation Series launched at Colorado State University in December 2017 and received overwhelming interest from the campus community. The series was designed to help faculty and staff understand the rights and restrictions of free speech and peaceful assembly on campus, and to provide resources, information, and best practices for navigating issues and questions as they arise in the classroom and elsewhere at CSU. Panelists at each session included Jason Johnson and Jannine Mohr, CSU Office of the General Counsel; Tom Milligan, Vice President for External Relations; and Ria Vigil, Office of the Vice President for Diversity. Facilitation is provided by the Center for Public Deliberation.

Session I – The First Amendment on Campus: What CSU Faculty and Staff Need to Know

Three sessions were offered in the Fall 2018 semester. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the same session more than once, as the conversation may be different every time, depending on what the audience wants to discuss.

While the series is free, registration is required. You can register at the following links:

Session II – The First Amendment on Campus: Proactive Strategies for Inclusion

These sessions were offered in the Spring 2019 semester.

First Amendment Conversation Series

CSU’s First Amendment Conversation Panel held at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center. The conversation series was hosted by the Multicultural Staff & Faculty Network and the Office of the President, in partnership with the Vice President for Diversity and the Center for Public Deliberation.