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Student Expression, Rights and Responsibilities at UW-Eau Claire

Your voice, your rights

UW-Eau Claire’s division of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Student Affairs is committed to helping students understand their rights and responsibilities as we strive to create a culture of learning and respect on campus and in our community.

Free speech, free expression and knowing how to respond to bias is critical as you navigate the complex world around you on and off campus. You can learn about your rights as a student and the resources available to you by exploring our sections below on the First Amendment, interacting with law enforcement, facing bias/discrimination/harassment, and protest and demonstration procedures.

First Amendment

First Amendment

Explore common questions about free speech on campus and better understand your rights and responsibilities as a public university student.

Explore First Amendment FAQs
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Interacting with Law Enforcement

Learn more about your rights and explore best practices when engaging with authorities.

Engaging with police
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Bias/Hate Incident Reporting

Learn more about reporting a bias/hate incident and what resources are available to you.

Learn more about the reporting process
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Protest and Demonstration Procedures

This page includes important information and links to guide the freedom of expression on our campus within the boundaries of lawful behavior and applicable policies.

Learn more about demonstration procedures

Understanding how and when to take up space is something everyone should strive to do. We need to understand the powers we have to make our world — and especially our country right now — a place where everyone has a voice.

Madalyn McCabe Social Studies Education Major
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Questions?

For more information, please contact the Dean of Students Office at dos@uwec.edu or 715-836-5626.