UNC-Chapel Hill students discuss free expression on campus in public forum

Joe Killian
NC Policywatch

Excerpt: As both students and faculty wrestle with speech issues on campus, a panel of undergraduates came together this week for a discussion on free expression and the environment on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The four students on the panel said their experience largely lined up with the report’s findings – including not feeling pressure from faculty to conform to certain political views but recognizing their fellow students might judge or socially shun them for their views, leading some to self-censor. Still, the students said, socializing and debating with those with whom they disagree is an important part of their college experience.