Call to Action & Information Resources

With the recent events that have surfaced over the past couple of weeks regarding free speech and right to assembly on the UConn campus and other college campuses across the country, UConn-AAUP is providing members with a library of information for reading.

There are two sections to the resource page. One that the UConn-AAUP Executive Committee has endorsed, and one that UConn-AAUP neither endorses nor supports the material in that section.

Any additional information to the library must be approved by UConn-AAUP Executive Committee. The library includes the following:

UConn-AAUP Supports and Endorses:

National AAUP

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Free Speech Resources

UConn-AAUP has added a page that we will continue to develop with resources on freedom of information.  We currently have a legal opinion for teaching faculty regarding using classroom time for discussion on the funding crisis during instructional time and a fact sheet from National AAUP regarding campus free speech/academic freedom in politically charged times.  Check out the resources here at Freedom of Speech Resources – UConn-AAUP (


UConn-AAUP Has Not Voted to Endorse

  • A group of faculty have written an open letter deploring the university’s disproportionate response to student protest and calling for an amnesty for arrested students. The letter does not take a position on the underlying issues of Israel, Palestine, and the war in Gaza, but stresses the need for the administration to protect free speech, encourage civic discourse, and preserve the right to peaceful assembly.  The letter can be found here; signatures will be collected through at least 5pm on Monday May 6th.