Georgia Tech recognizes specific rights of faculty members, related to Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom, associated with their role in the Institutional missions for teaching, education, and research. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Any member of the teaching faculty may invite an off-campus speaker to address the registered students of their regularly scheduled class in the assigned classroom space.
- Any faculty member may invite an off-campus speaker to address students engaged in research under his/her direction.
- Any academic unit (e.g., department or school) or recognized faculty/staff organization may invite an off-campus speaker to address the membership of the unit or organization.
Any time, other than regularly scheduled class time, and any location, other than assigned classroom or research space, for such a speaker must be scheduled in accordance with Institute policies.
By acceptance of an invitation to speak, the speaker shall assume full responsibility for any violation of law committed by him/her while he/she is on campus. The sponsoring individual or organization shall not, in any invitations, advertisements or other correspondence, imply that the Institute or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approve or are in agreement with any of the positions espoused by the speaker. The use of facilities of the Institute shall not necessarily imply that the Institute or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approves or are in agreement with any of the speaker’s statements.