A. The Meaning of a University

No great university is merely a reflection of the society in which it exists. It is a place where truth is freely sought, where inquiry is encouraged, where new ideas and new ways may develop and flourish at the expense of the old. It is a seedbed of change in an ever-changing society. An academic community grows only when its members may act and express themselves freely and without fear. To preserve these basic concepts, certain rights and responsibilities must be established. These rights and responsibilities in no way limit the broader freedoms that are guaranteed to citizens in a free society.