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[INFOGRAPHIC] The State of Free Speech on Campus

By January 20, 2014

Last week, we gave you the good news and the bad news: The percentage of colleges and universities that maintain unconstitutional speech codes is decreasing—but the majority of institutions still engage in censorship. FIRE’s report, Spotlight on Speech Codes 2014: The State of Free Speech on Our Nation’s Campuses, provides statistics on over 400 schools throughout the nation as well as some of the worst examples of speech-restrictive policies. For a quicker look at how the country is doing, check out this infographic:

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Remember: Policies and ratings for your favorite school can be found in our Spotlight database.

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Facts to Share:

  • 57.6% of public schools @TheFIREorg reviewed had speech codes that clearly restrict protected speech. - Tweet this
  • Only 16 of 427 schools @TheFIREorg reviewed in 2014 had no policies restricting protected speech. -Tweet this
  • .@UofSC prohibits “teasing,” “ridiculing,” and “insulting.” - Tweet this
  • Check out the @WSJ’s editorial on campus speech codes: - Tweet this