Long Island University Post: Student Called to Mandatory Meeting over Non-Threatening Recreational Shooting Pictures

Category: Cases, Free Speech
Schools: Long Island University – Post

In August 2018, Long Island University Post (LIU Post) Director of Student Engagement Ashley John interrupted Anand Venigalla’s summer vacation, summoning him to campus for a mandatory meeting. John questioned Venigalla about photos on his personal Facebook account showing his participation in a recreational firearms event hosted by a sporting goods store, his criticism of the Greek life system, and an academic paper he had written the previous year about terrorism. FIRE wrote to LIU Post on August 31, and again on October 10 to voice concerns about the university’s violation of its free speech commitments.