The New School is a place dedicated to the generation of knowledge and the exchange of ideas. It is an institution with a historical and ongoing commitment to preserving and enhancing freedom of speech, thought, inquiry, and artistic expression. This commitment is deeply rooted in our past and is an important part of our present and future. We have in place several key policies designed to express these core academic ideals and to safeguard the rights of faculty and students in the academic and creative pursuits they undertake here. These include our policies on Intellectual Property Rights, Free Exchange of Ideas, and Freedom of Artistic Expression.