Preamble to The Pitt News Advisory Board Constitution

The Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh, in recognition of the constitutional right of students to freedom of speech, has charged the Vice Provost and Dean of Students to recognize campus publications, to provide resources for their establishment and continued operation, and to design supervisory mechanisms that do not conflict with the right to freedom of speech.

To accomplish this goal, the Vice Provost and Dean of Students has recognized The Pitt News as an official student publication, assigned facilities in the William Pitt Union, provided professional staff support through the Office of Student Life, and authorized this Pitt News Advisory Board to advise and support The Pitt News.

The Pitt News is responsible for the business and editorial content of the student newspaper. This authority is delegated to the editor in chief and business manager of The Pitt News...

...The Pitt News Advisory Board shall serve as publisher of The Pitt News, bearing fiscal and administrative oversight for the newspaper. The Board shall uphold, interpret and approve changes to The Pitt News constitution. The Board shall advise students, support the freedom of the student press and further the educational mission of The Pitt News.