This Month in FIRE History: FIRE Publishes Its ‘Guide to Free Speech on Campus’

By January 19, 2011

Six years ago this month, FIRE published its Guide to Free Speech on Campus, a book that has become an indispensable resource for students and faculty members across the country. Written by former FIRE president David A. French, current president Greg Lukianoff, and Co-Founder and Chairman Harvey A. Silverglate, this Guide provides an examination of the philosophy that undergirds our First Amendment rights and serves as a practical how-to handbook for those facing censorship on campus. In addition to FIRE’s other guides, the Guide to Free Speech on Campus has been widely praised as a key part of our effort to educate the public on the significance of free speech, protect victims of campus censorship, and ensure that the urge to restrict speech is eclipsed by a recognition of the importance of open inquiry and debate at our universities. It has reached more than 100,000 people since it was first released.

FIRE will be updating the Guide to Free Speech on Campus in the coming months with new information on how to deal with the latest threats to freedom on campus, so stay tuned!