Office of the President

Dear Members of the University Community:

Tomorrow, February 2, you will receive an email from Michael Richards, president of the Board of Regents, and Greta Rouse, chair of the Board of Regents Free Speech Committee, announcing the release of the new free speech training module.

All faculty, staff, and students are expected to complete the training prior to the end of the spring 2022 semester. This training is required by Iowa law, is being provided on all three university campuses, and is important to our efforts in educating the campus community about First Amendment rights to free expression. The training module takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your cooperation in completing this training on this important issue and for your ongoing promotion and support of free speech, which is central to our academic mission.

Barbara J. Wilson