Liberty University: Tradition of Student Press Censorship

Category: Cases, Free Speech

FIRE wrote to Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on August 24, 2018, regarding media reports detailing years of censorship of student newspaper the Liberty Champion. While Liberty is a private university, and not bound by the First Amendment, FIRE asked Falwell Jr. to end his university’s censorship of the Liberty Champion and revise its speech-restrictive policies in light of his previous public statement that “Liberty University promotes the free expression of ideas unlike many major universities where political correctness prevents conservative students from speaking out.”