Claremont University Consortium: Free Speech Silenced by Administrators

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Claremont University Consortium

At the Claremont University Consortium in California, there were several blatant attacks on constitutionally protected free speech. At Scripps College, flyers for a “white party” were criticized by the administration and a “cultural epithet and offensive drawing on the write and wipe board of a student’s room” was erased. At Harvey Mudd College, a student’s message on a whiteboard “Hillary is a foxy lesbian” was erased and campus security was notified. These and several other cases highlighted by student writers on campus shed light on potential systemic violations of student speech rights at the Consortium.