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Andre Massena was almost expelled from SUNY Binghamton after he publicly criticized a faculty member he thought was responsible for social injustice. With FIRE’s help, Andre graduated.

Bucknell University was named to FIRE’s Red Alert list after a conservative student group’s protests against affirmative action policies and President Obama’s stimulus plan were repeatedly shut down or forbidden by administrators using flimsy or patently false excuses. After the Bucknell University Conservatives Club (BUCC) had three events censored in two months, including the distribution of "Obama Stimulus Dollars" and affirmative action bake sales, the students turned to FIRE for help.

Speech Code Rating

Bucknell University has been given a speech code rating of Red. You may read more about this institution’s speech codes at this page

A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.    

FIRE Cases at Bucknell University

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