Guidance for Free Speech on Campus

In response to Executive Order GA-44 issued by Governor Greg Abbott, our community college reaffirms its commitment to fostering a safe and accessible campus environment. We condemn all forms of antisemitism, which is defined as “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews” as outlined in Section 448.001 of the Texas Government Code, and uphold the values of respect, tolerance, and academic freedom. As directed by the Executive Order, our institution has updated its free speech policies to address the rise in antisemitic speech and actions on university campuses. We enforce these policies diligently to ensure that all students feel secure in expressing their views while upholding the standards of respectful discourse. Acts of antisemitism can and will lead to appropriate punishment, up to and including expulsion.