(revised 2/20/17)

At SUNY New Paltz, we all share the commitment to a community of learning characterized by thoughtful and vigorous discussion of the full range of questions that occupy our intellectual, civic, and social lives. We value the freedom of speech and academic expertise that contribute to such an environment. This type of engagement is best served when our community can benefit from the knowledge and experience of experts both internal and external to the community. Additionally, we understand that campus events must be managed with careful attention to issues of public safety and the wellbeing of community members and speakers.


Thus, the goals of the outside speaker process are multiple:


As such, the following process should be followed for events that involve non-SUNY New Paltz employees or students speaking on campus:



If an organizer is unclear regarding which of the above conditions apply, he/she should contact the appropriate Dean or unit head.