2011-2012 Common Experience
Freedoms: The First Amendment
The Common Experience is a year-long initiative of Texas State University-San Marcos designed to cultivate a common intellectual conversation across the campus, to enhance student participation in the intellectual life of the campus, and to foster a sense of community across our entire campus and extended community.
The Common Experience theme for 2011-2012 is "Freedoms: The First Amendment," an interdisciplinary theme that affects all departments, offices, and organizations at Texas State—thus allowing for a cross-disciplinary, cross-campus, and multi-organizational conversation. The First Amendment protects the basic freedoms of religion, expression (speech), press, assembly, and petition. Discussion and examination of the First Amendment will allow students, faculty, and staff to understand the Founder's intentions regarding basic freedoms.