The Indiana AAUP State Conference website has resources posted here, including press coverage, press releases, organizational statements released against SB202, and more.

Bill Information

AAUP Chapter statements

Faculty Senate resolutions against SB 202

  • Purdue-Fort Wayne – Senate (2/12/24)
  • Purdue-Northwest – Senate (2/9/24)

“Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate opposes Senate Bill 202 due to its intent to limit academic freedom and undermine tenure and promotion policies.”

Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate statement, February 9, 2024

“The IU South Bend Academic Senate shares IU President Whitten’s deep concerns about SB 202.  We agree that the current bill would jeopardize academic freedom, undermine students’ ability to engage in the critical thinking that employers consistently report that they value, and prevent IU from recruiting top-tier faculty.  We agree that the bill would have unintended consequences with the potential to threaten universities throughout the state, as well as Indiana’s economy.”

Indiana University-South Bend Academic Senate, 2/16/24

Purdue University Senate (West Lafayette) – 2/19/24

DePauw University, 3/4/24 (pdf)


  • Jan 9: First read in Senate committee on Education and Career Development
  • Jan 24: Senate Committee on Education and Career Development approves SB 202. Yeas: 9; Nays: 4
  • Jan 31 AAUP statement against SB202 at Ball State University
  • Feb 5: Second read in full Senate
  • Feb 6: Third read in full Senate; SB 202 passes Roll Call 131: yeas 39, nays 9
  • Feb 7: IU President Whitten opposes SB 202
  • Feb 9: PNW Senate unanimously opposes SB202
  • Feb 12: AAUP at Indiana University – Bloomington – AAUP-Purdue (WL) joint statement against SB 202
  • Feb 12: Purdue-Fort Wayne – Senate opposes SB 202 unanimously
  • Feb 14: House Education Committee Hearing at Statehouse. 46 people testify on SB 202, 45 testify against SB 202, 30+ were brought by AAUP.
  • Feb 15: Indiana State University Senate opposes SB 202 unanimously
  • Feb 16: Indiana University-South Bend Academic Senate releases statement opposing SB 202
  • Feb 17: League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette hosts “Democracy in a cup” legislative forum with Sen. Deery (bill author), Rep. Klinker (House Education committee), and Rep. Campbell in West Lafayette, home of Purdue University’s main campus.
  • Feb 19: Purdue University Senate (West Lafayette) passes resolution against SD 23-23 by a 94% vote in favor.
  • Feb 21: Indiana House Education Committee passes amended SB 202 on party line vote.
  • Feb 22: House Republicans vote to accept majority report from Education Committee.
  • Feb 22: Purdue Graduate Student Government unanimously passes statement opposing SB 202
  • Feb 25: House hears second reading of SB202, adds amendments
  • Feb 26: House hears third reading of SB 202, votes to adopt SB 202 as amended. Two Republicans vote with the Democrats against SB 202.
  • Feb 29: Senate Republicans vote to concur with House version of SB 202. Three Republicans vote with the Democrats against SB 202. SB 202 becomes SEA 202
  • March 4: DePauw faculty vote to adopt statement against SB202. First time a private university weighs in publicly on SB 202.
  • March 5: President pro tempore signs SEA 202.
  • March 7: Speaker signs SEA 202
  • March 8: President of Senate signs SEA 202
  • March 13: Governor signs SEA 202. SEA 202 becomes PL 113.

White papers

AAUP Chapters in Indiana