It was a pretty amazing venture to undertake, and though the speech policy itself was a process to get from having a ‘free expression zone’ to what it is now, it has been worth it to go through all the steps. I never thought I’d be working with the people I am to have gotten it this far, but the school is definitely better for it, and the students are more aware of the issues of the first amendment, and free speech than they ever have been.
I am very proud of the way NKU has turned out, and definitely hope that the success we have had at my university inspires others to push for more freedoms at their own. If it had not been for FIRE’s website and reading about similar speech codes being overturned, and having Greg Lukianoff calling me back at 3 a.m. (my time) over a year ago telling me not to give up, it is doubtful I would have known where to start. I owe FIRE a lot, and so does Northern Kentucky University, whether or not it knows it.
Schools: Northern Kentucky University