University of Texas at Arlington: Fraternity Banned From Wearing Greek Letters During Investigation

Category: Free Speech
Schools: University of Texas at Arlington

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  • Right to Wear Greek Letters Vindicated at UT Arlington

    November 30, 2012

    Recently, FIRE intervened at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) after the Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) fraternity brought to our attention what I suspect is an all-too-common punishment against fraternities and sororities: the prohibition on displaying their letters in any way while the chapter was under investigation. After FIRE brought this issue to UTA’s attention, the university promised that students and student organizations at UTA enjoy the full freedoms of the First Amendment.  Here’s the background on the chain of events resulting in this unconstitutional punishment for SigEp, as we wrote in a letter to UTA President James D. […]

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