Hawkeye Community College champions the ideal of academic freedom for its instructors, students, administrators, staff, and all members of the community it serves.
The College pledges to protect the communication of ideas that are academically valid, creative, and challenging, as well as points of view that are original and alternative, in all venues and media associated with the college. Instructors, students, and any other participants in college-based dialogues will make every effort to utilize information that is timely, factually accurate, and relevant to student learning outcomes.
The College shall provide a safe learning environment that stimulates a desire for life-long learning. The College requires all members to practice civility, academic decorum, and mutual respect, as well as inclusion of all members of the community. Hawkeye Community College embraces its role in promoting social responsibility, active citizenship, and the protection of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.