"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

– the First Amendment of the United States Constitution

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Free Expression Guide

The University of Iowa Libraries has resources, links and suggested readings related to freedom of expression. Explore them!

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Explore the Constitution

The Constitution Annotated provides a comprehensive overview of how the Constitution has been interpreted over time and is now available on this new site with upgraded search capabilities. 

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Contact the Office of the Ombudsperson

If you have a concern regarding free speech or expression on campus please contact the University of Iowa Ombudsperson.

Get involved

The Mindful and Engaged Hawkeyes initiative encourages students to engage in advocacy, be active in their communities, learn from and listen to others, and be inspired to lead change.