Oklahoma Christian University: Professor Fired Over Guest Speaker’s Classroom Remarks

Category: Due Process, Free Speech
Schools: Oklahoma Christian University

On March 7, 2022, Oklahoma Christian University fired tenured professor Michael O’Keefe without due process based on a guest speaker’s presentation to O’Keefe’s class, which included the speaker telling a story about peer pressure involving the phrase “truth or dick,” as well as on allegations that O’Keefe told students not to complain about the speaker. FIRE wrote OC on April 19, explaining that the university’s actions contravened its commitments to academic freedom and due process.