Ben Shapiro


Please be advised of Ben Shapiro’s appearance on campus tomorrow, Sept. 27, as well as counter-programming events and protests planned.

What to expect at speech events

Administrators and faculty have received many questions about the campus guidelines for speaker events, including free speech and protests. With that in mind, here is some helpful information.


The university is working to provide a safe environment on campus for both those who want to attend Ben Shapiro’s speech as well as those opposed to his appearance at the U this month.

Respecting the 1st Amendment

Events ranging from a white nationalists’ rally in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, to scheduled appearances of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley and the University of Utah have prompted cheers and jeers and many questions about the parameters of the First Amendment.