Freedom of Expression
|An individual right that allows for private citizens to freely share their views guaranteed by the First Amendment.
|The right of faculty in their scholarship and teaching to exchange ideas and challenge the ideas of others without fear of retribution.
|The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.
|Our communities are made stronger by our successful students, faculty and staff.
Kern CCD, as shown in the Board policies and the code of ethics, is fully committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other campus visitors. We value the inherent dignity of all involved even when beliefs of a person or group are different from our own.
Freedom of expression is not absolute of course. All members of the Kern CCD community have the responsibility for maintaining a climate of mutual respect so that ideas can be freely shared and discussed, even when there is disagreement. Personnel attacks or criticism of an individual’s personal qualities are never permitted.