Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom

Category: Free Speech, Freedom of Conscience, Religious Liberty
Schools: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Bucks County Community College Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh West Chester University of Pennsylvania Temple University Millersville University of Pennsylvania Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Indiana University of Pennsylvania Edinboro University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Clarion University of Pennsylvania California University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University – University Park

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities, explaining that Pennsylvania universities are bound to follow the strictures of the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions, notably to respect the expressive rights of students and faculty members, to protect religious liberty on campus, and to protect freedom of conscience on campus.