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Type: University Policy
Division: Faculty
Office: ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8271
Contact Email Address: provost@wou.edu

TITLE
Controversial Material
POLICY NUMBER
ASA-01-087
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office of Academic Affairs
SUMMARY

It is recognized that creative works can be controversial and that any given item may offend some individuals. Therefore, material selections are not made on the basis of any anticipated approval or disapproval, but solely on the merits of the work in relation to the building of the collection and to serving the interest of the university community.

APPLICABLE TO
All individuals accessing the library.
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY

University Academic Freedom Statement, the Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement, adopted by the American Library Association.

 

FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

DEFINITIONS

Collection: works in the library’s permanent repository or visiting exhibitions held by the library

Creative works: printed materials, pieces of art, audio/video recordings

 

POLICY STATEMENT

Western Oregon University provides material in an atmosphere where the free individual can examine many points of view and make his/her own decisions.

 

PROCEDURES

Any member of the campus community is welcome to express his or her opinion of materials housed in the Library.

REFERENCED OR RELATED POLICIES
Campus Posting Guidelines
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
HISTORY
APPROVAL DATE:
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/01/1998
LAST UPDATED: 05/01/2006

HISTORICAL DETAIL NOTES:

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SOURCE:    Previously Referred to as: PRE-PRO-002
FOR POLICY WEBSITE INPUT (public audience keyword search)
Creative works, visiting exhibitions, controversial material