Free Speech at OSU
Free Speech at Oklahoma State
Finding Common Ground
It's OK to Disagree.
Controversial or Offending SpeechThere's no constitutional right to not be offended.
Controversial speech is expected and valued on college campuses and in our society, which means free speech protection still applies if a speaker is shouting derogatory comments or a social media post is offensive to a particular population.
Learn About Controversial Speech
Resources for Speakers
Oklahoma Senate Bill 361
On April 29, 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt signed Oklahoma Senate Bill 361 into law. This new law, as codified at
70 O.S. § 2120, states:
"The outdoor areas of campuses of public institutions of higher education in this state shall be deemed public forums for the campus community, and public institutions of higher education shall not create “free speech zones” or other designated areas of campus outside of which expressive activities are prohibited."