Whereas: Stanford University's policy is to uphold academic freedom. Academic freedom, as described by the university, entails that "Decisions concerning "the search for, and appointment and promotion of, faculty
[and] the support and sponsorship of scholarly research
shall be made without regard to a person's political, social, or other views not directly related to academic values or to the assumption of academic responsibilities" ("Academic Freedom" Research Policy Handbook, Document 2.3)
Whereas: The Hoover Institution, according to its mission statement, seeks to "limit government intrusion in the lives of individuals"
Whereas: The goals of the Hoover Institution, described in the institution's mission statement and guiding philosophy, and manifest in the institution's sponsored research initiatives, are incompatible with Stanford University's policy to uphold academic freedom.
Be it Resolved: Unless the institution's practices are made consonant with the university's policy of academic freedom, Stanford University will sever its ties with the Hoover Institution while retaining the Hoover archives. Hoover will no longer be a part of Stanford University and will no longer hold joint appointments with Stanford University