A University President Fights Campus Hypersensitivity with Free Speech

Chapman University president Jim Doti explains why his entire campus is a free speech zone.


Comedians such as Jerry Seinfield and Chris Rock aren't the only people who feel college campuses have grown intolerant of free speech. Jim Doti, President of Chapman University, shares their concerns and says campuses are worse off now than they were ten or twenty years ago.

"People [increasingly] feel that they are victims of some kind of social stigmatization, and as a result you have to be very, very sensitive," says Doti, "and free speech is not about being sensitive."

Reason TV sat down with Doti at this year's Freedom Fest to discuss the decline of campus free speech, why he thinks "multi-cultural" centers at colleges are a bad thing, and the value of a liberal arts education. 

About 7 minutes.

Edited by Amanda Winkler. Shot by Paul Detrick and Meredith Bragg.

This video was first released on August 4, 2015.